Beyond Basic Military Awareness: Cultural Competence in Working with Military Affiliated Populations

Recorded on October 26, 2019

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This webinar is part four of a six-part specialty training series Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture. By any definition of the term “culture,” service in and affiliation with the military can be observed to be culturally distinct from those who have no connection to the military. As with any culturally diverse client, it is incumbent upon the provider to develop a cultural understanding about their client. This presentation will focus on how providers can develop information about the functioning and worldview of the military population, as presented in the Competencies for Counseling Military Populations (Prosek et al., 2018). Participants will understand the need to learn both the implicit and explicit factors of military culture and how that may impact their clients.

Prosek, E., Burgin, E., Atkins, K., Wehrman, J., Fenell, D., Carter, C., & Green, L. (2018). Competencies for Counseling Military Populations. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 87-99.

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Duane K. L. France, MA, MBA, LPC, is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, a combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor practicing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the Director of Veteran Services of The Family Care Center, a private outpatient mental health clinic specializing in supporting wellness in service members, veterans, and their families. He is also the Executive Director of the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit professionally affiliated with the Family Care Center. He is a member of the Public Policy and Legislation Committee for the American Counseling Association and the Military and Government Counseling Association. He was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the George W. Bush Institute Veteran Leadership program and is active in legislative and public advocacy for both the military population and the counseling profession. In addition to his clinical work, he also writes and speaks about veteran mental health on his blog and podcast, Head Space and Timing, which can be found at

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