Regional Civilian 1-Week Training

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) provides an array of behavioral health trainings for clinicians who focus on the needs of the military and their loved ones. 

Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and Their Families is CDP’s 1-week training course on deployment-spectrum behavioral health concerns facing the military population. It is offered four times per year in different regions of the country to non-military or civilian licensed mental health providers. This includes psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, and marriage & family therapists who are actively treating Active Duty, National Guard or Reserve Personnel, Veterans, or their families or plan to actively treat this population.

While we recognize that many individuals may be interested in this course, the material is not designed for, and may not be appropriate for, non-mental health professionals and those who are not working with this population. Interested Active Duty mental health providers can contact the CDP to inquire about other workshops designed specifically for them.

General Content: Course curriculum is designed to increase clinical competency for treating Service members, Veterans and their families with behavioral health problems. Sessions include:

  •    Ethics 
  •    Military culture and terminology
  •    Deployment stressors 
  •    Military families
  •    Depression and suicidal behavior
  •    Alcohol substance abuse
  •    Military sexual assault
  •    Traumatic brain injury 

Training Goals:

1)    Examine military culture and how it relates to behavioral health.
2)    Identify deployment-related stressors faced by Service members and their families.
3)    Review risk and resilience factors associated with deployment and how to screen for psychological
4)    Identify the prevalence and types of substance use problems in veterans and strategies to address them.
5)    Illustrate an understanding of risk assessment and interventions for suicidal behavior in military
6)    Describe the prevalence and types of sleep problems experienced by military personnel and review
        evidence-based treatment for insomnia.
7)    Summarize and apply the skills of Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) or Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
        to treat combat-related PTSD.
8)    Identify the symptoms and rates of blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and outline TBI tools and

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