Supporting Life After Service: Addiction and Transition to Post-Military Life
Recorded on Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
This webinar is part two of a six-part specialty training series Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture. Regardless of the transitioning service member’s exposure to trauma or other challenging situations during their military service, leaving the military is a significant life change for service members and their families. The purpose of this presentation is to look at non-trauma related factors that can impact service members upon leaving the military. Participants will discuss how a lack of purpose and meaning, moral injury, needs fulfillment, and relationships can impact service members in post-military life. (Mobbs & Bonnano, 2018).
Mobbs, M. C., & Bonanno, G. A. (2018). Beyond war and PTSD: The crucial role of transition stress in the lives of military veterans. Clinical psychology review, 59, 137-144.
Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this webinar and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully attend the full webinar series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture.
Receive 1.5 CEs for $25 (make payment here). A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.
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
Who Should Attend
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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