Understanding military culture and the ways military service and deployments impact couples is critical when providing counseling to military-connected clients.
The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) now offers webinars which are specially designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to this population. Each of the four courses is two-hours long and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. EASTERN, each Tuesday in February. Each module incorporates research, best clinical practices and interactive activities. The courses are stand-alone and participants can take one or all four depending on their interest. Individual courses are $18 each or participants can register for all four courses at a discounted rate of $60 by clicking here.
Description: This training provides active duty and civilian mental health providers with information about evidence-based interventions that can be used with military and Veteran couples. It begins with a review of the basic demographics of military couples and a discussion of normative stressors associated with military marriages as well as the impact of deployment on couples. Then three evidence-based couples interventions, derived from Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Sue Johnson, and other experts, are presented with explanation of ways they can be used with military and Veteran couples. The training concludes with an exploration of relationship strengths and resilience factors, with an emphasis on promoting resilience in military couples..
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
- Specify three evidence-based interventions clinicians can use when working with military and Veteran couples
- Explore ways to promote strength and resilience in military-connected couples
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
Mental Healthcare providers are eligible to receive two CEs upon successful completion of a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation. CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available. CEs will be provided through PESI Education. For CE credit information ONLY, please contact Bridget Schaub at email@example.com. For any other questions, including technical issues, please contact Ms. Maria Janampa, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com) or Mr. Aric Bowie (firstname.lastname@example.org).