Continuing Education Workshop

Addressing Our Veterans: "They Fought for Us; It's Our Time to Fight for Them"

Program Description

This workshop will equip professional social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists to address problems specific to veterans.  The workshop begins with a broader discussion of the community where the veteran returns and mobilization of resources to address his and her needs. We will discuss building a community coalition, collaboration with the VA, veterans courts, drop-in centers, veteran friendly educational programs of community colleges and universities, and employment programs. 

Program Objectives

Participants will:

  • Discover aspects of military culture to encourage relationship-building with veterans
  • Learn about assessment, intervention, and treatment for veteran psychological issues (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, moral injury, grief, and family adjustment, as well as the clinical focus on these issues
  • Explore options important to making their communities veteran-friendly
  • Discuss ethical issues related to the treatment of veterans