Blog posts with the tag "Military Culture"

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode “Sharpening our EBP Focus Through the Lens of Military Culture”

Dr. Jenna Ermold

Cultural competency training is an essential component of all behavioral health training curriculums and often a requirement for continuing education for licensed providers. But how often do those training opportunities include “military service” in the mix of cultural dimensions of identity that influence or shape an individual’s experience? Not often enough.
Listen to the episode: Sharpening our EBP Focus Through the Lens of Military Culture

Staff Perspective: Connecting Clinically - The “Suck It Up and Drive On” Mentality

When you consider the cultural context of the military as being group-based, it is not unusual for clients to downplay their own pain and symptoms because someone else is "worse" than they are. This can lead to problems with them fully engaging in treatment. Providers must somehow address this without being dismissive of the cultural value behind it.

Staff Perspective: New Military Kids & Families Training Series!

The Center for Deployment Psychology and Kennedy Krieger Institute are working collaboratively on a study focused on enhancing evidenced-based treatment outcomes for military children with developmental and behavioral health needs. This project explores telehealth and tele-education feasibility and best practices to increase access to specialty care and to identify programs and service delivery models to enhance the care and well-being of military-connected children. This project include a series of self-paced online courses which include free CEs.

Staff Perspective: Exploring a Career as a Military Psychologist - The Clients

Dr. Libby Parins

I want to take a moment to discuss one of the biggest joys of being a military psychologist, the clients. To do this, I will answer a question I’m periodically asked:
What do you like about working with military members?
A complete answer would take much more time and space than I have here, but I can summarize it in five major categories.

Staff Perspective: Reflections on Becoming a Military Psychologist

Dr. Deb Nofziger

At this time of year, psychology doctoral students all over the country are starting the internship application process. And many are pondering if becoming a military psychologist is the right choice for them. I was once faced with the same decision, and after years of working for the military on active-duty and as a civilian, I am sharing some general advice on what is needed to work within this system.