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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Military Families


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

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Category:
Care & Counseling: Elective Courses |  Certificate Program: Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation |  Certificate Program: Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling |  Couples and Family Therapy |  Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation: Elective Courses |  Trauma and PTSD |  Veterans
Trainer:
Kathleen Ray, LCSW, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
4 Hours 35 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Oct 23, 2020



Description

Many veterans and all military families receive care outside of their local VA. It is critical that non-VA behavioral and mental health professionals understand the ethos of military culture, treatment modalities, and available resources that will benefit this population. This workshop is designed to provide non-VA professionals with an introduction to military culture and the psychosocial needs of military families from a trauma-informed perspective. An overview of trauma-informed and culturally competent assessment, treatment models, and appropriate resource referrals will be presented. Case presentations will be used to demonstrate clinical skills. 

For this workshop, the broad definition of military families is used to address active military, veterans, and family members. All groups will be discussed during the presentation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the military culture and how it applies to working with military families
2. Describe the prevalence of psychosocial needs of military families
3. Perform trauma-informed and culturally competent assessments of military family members
4. Discuss appropriate treatment models and resource referrals for military families

Research:  A number of evidence-based models have been found to be effective when working with the veteran population. Information can be found on Treatment Works for Vets and the Veterans Affairs websites. Information on current and ongoing research can be found on the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center website. 

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Any reference to branches of the United States armed forces—either in copy or through the use of still or motion visuals—does not constitute an endorsement of the university by the United States Department of Defense or any unit thereof.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 5.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 5.5 hours for CPP & CPS Initial hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.


UB Online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate- elective course

5.5  Hours


UB Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate- elective course

5.5  Hours



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Trainer

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Kathleen Ray, LCSW, Ph.D., is the director of the MSW program and an Assistant Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is a certified social work supervisor with over 25 years of experience working in mental health care in multiple settings. Dr. Ray was previously a clinical researcher at the Veteran’s Administration, East Orange, NJ, and has published in the areas of veteran reintegration and evidence-based clinical interventions with veterans. Dr. Ray is also a military mom with two sons serving in the US Navy.


Completion Requirements

This course requires you to view the entire course and pass a quiz at 80%. You may take the quiz up to 3 times. There is no partial credit for partial attendance.

Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)


Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

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