Mental Health for Military Populations: Core Clinical Competencies for Treating Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
Recorded on October 19, 2019
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This webinar is part three of a six-part specialty training series Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture. Cultural competency in working with military-affiliated populations requires that providers have familiarity with military culture and a degree of comfort in working with that population. In order to meet the need for more defined aspects of cultural competence, a task force supported by the Military and Government Counseling Association proposed a set of Competencies for Counseling Military Populations (Prosek et al., 2018). The purpose of this presentation is to provide attendees with an overview of the proposed competencies. Participants will be able to identify the different domains that a provider must understand in order to provide the best service to the military-affiliated population.
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 www.veteranmentalhealth.com
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Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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