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Finding Balance After the War Zone: Considerations in the Treatment of Post-Deployment Stress Effects

Author: Pamela Woll, Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Course Created: 2008

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 8 hours
4.0 out of 4.0, Based on: 1 reviews

Course Summary

Finding Balance After the War Zone: Considerations in the Treatment of Post-Deployment Stress Effects provides information on helping Service Members who have been exposed to war-zone stress. This course covers many topics which are critical to the safe and effective treatment of returning veterans who have substance use disorders (SUD), post-deployment stress effects, and/or other related challenges such as depression and anxiety.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Clinical Considerations
  2. Resilience and Vulnerability to Traumatic Stress
  3. Service Members' Experiences at War
  4. Post-Deployment Stress Effects
  5. Preparing to Work with Veterans
  6. Important Considerations in Treatment Delivery
  7. Choosing Treatment Practices
  8. Ideas for Recovery, Re-Balancing, and Self-Care

Learning Objectives

  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with the percentage of veterans who have mental health issues.
  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with the part of the brain which sets the autonomic nervous system in motion.
  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with resilience factors which may benefit Service Members.
  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with the diagnostic criteria for Acute Stress Disorder.
  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with medicines which are considered first-line treatment for trauma.
  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with a scale which measures level of arousal.

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