The Brain & Combat Stress

The Brain & Combat Stress

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INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Squier Kraft, Ph.D.; Clinical Director, PsychArmor Institute

TIME: 20 Minutes

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COURSE OVERVIEW

In this course, you will be exposed to the basic effects of combat stress on various brain functions as well as differentiate the variations of combat stress injuries. Upon completion, you will have an understanding of how the brain under combat stress is like a runaway chariot.


SUBJECT AREAS

 

  • Military Cultural Competency
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Combat Stress

FORMAT

Web-Based Training, Self-Study (Online)


COURSE LENGTH

20 Minutes


COURSE RELEASE DATE

July 24, 2015


TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is offered to all health care professionals and public health providers with mental health professionals as the primary audience. These courses are intended to benefit any health care professional who provides care for Service Members, Veterans, and their families regardless of setting. This includes physicians--particularly psychiatrist, nurses, psychologist, social workers and counselors


COURSE LEVEL

Intermediate


OUTCOMES & OBJECTIVES

  • List three vital parts of the brain involved in the regulation of the stress response when it is functioning normally
  • Describe the functional injury caused by trauma to at least one part of the brain

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

References are available for this course upon request at Support@psycharmor.org



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