The military ethos has been one of toughness and implies that service members can face any situation, overcome any threat, and defeat the enemy. Despite these expectations, servicemembers are continuously faced with traumatic events, which can result in problems with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation and behavior, and difficulty with reintegration. Despite these varied challenges, a client’s faith and resiliency resources have been found to positively impact how service members and their families face these difficult times with courage and hope. In this workshop, psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, and ministry leaders will learn how to promote resilience for service members and their families.
024 | Military Strong: Resilience in the Midst of PTSD, Suicide, and Reintegration
Dallas Speight, D.Min., and Scott D. Speight, M.Div., M.MFT.
Approved For CE
Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, and Coaches
Approved For CME/CEU
Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Outline resiliency and the programs and resources offered through the military
Describe contributing factors among military professionals experiencing PTSD, suicidal ideation and behavior, and problems with reintegration
Identify ways in which psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, and ministry leaders can help service members and their families gain resiliency in remaining military strong among PTSD, suicidal behavior, and problems with reintegration