Pain as a Gatekeeper For Combat Trauma

Pain as a Gatekeeper For Combat Trauma

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

TIME: 30 Minutes

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Throughout this course, you will explore different types of battle wounds, both physical and invisible, and how that pain is experienced differently by everyone. Trauma includes impact events such as horror, guilt, loss, grief, vulnerability, exhaustion and inner conflict, and lead to emotional suffering. In this course, participants will get insight to real stories about the pain and trauma some Service members have experienced, and learn about the important roles service providers play.


SUBJECT AREAS

 

  • Military Cultural Competency
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare

FORMAT

Web-Based Training, Self-Study (Online)


TIME

30 Minutes


COURSE RELEASE DATE

November 16, 2016


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

  • Identify why there are more physical wounds in surviving service members from current wars than we have seen in previous wars
  • Describe at least three types of invisible wounds often seen by providers who care for today's combat veterans
  • Explain why providers can be gatekeepers for PTSD in combat veterans

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

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



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