CDP Presents: Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress

Originally presented 16 May 2019

This 90-minute (75-minutes didactics, 15-minutes Q&A) webinar will discuss how growing numbers of “deployed-in-place” Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaisance (ISR) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) personnel are exposed to the stresses of remote combat and graphic media exploitation on a daily basis, the effects of which are not well understood. While qualitatively distinct from ground combat, early research has found that exposure to remote combat and graphic media can be related to increased symptoms of posttraumatic stress, moral injury, and other negative potential psychological outcomes. Topics of this presentation include rates of exposure, responses to measures of PTSD and moral injury, and review of potential treatment and mitigation strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the unique occupational demands and stressors experienced for personnel working in remote combat operations
  • Describe methods to prevent and treat remote combat stress reactions to improve clinical outcomes

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