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Resources For Therapists

Books and Other Resources:

  • Down Range: To Iraq and Back
    Bridget C. Cantrell, Ph.D., and Vietnam veteran Chuck Dean have joined forces to present vital information and a resource manual for both returning troops and their loved ones. Here you will find answers, explanations, and insights as to why so many combat veterans suffer from flashbacks, depression, fits of rage, nightmares, anxiety, emotional numbing, and other troubling aspects of PTSD.
  • Flashback: Vietnam
    Written by Alan C. Thomas, a veteran, and aims to answer the question: “How do I heal from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?” This is a unique perspective on a very common hidden wound of war from someone who has lived it.
  • Just Because You’re Suicidal Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy: The Psychobiology of Suicide
    Written by The Soldiers Project Northwest’s Director, Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC
  • Military Suicidality and Principles to Consider in Prevention
    Written by The Soldiers Project Northwest’s Director, Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC
  • Navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs with Invisible Wounds: How to Overcome the Stigma of “Delay, Deny, & Hope You Die”
    Policy Brief dated April 2012 by Susan Thompson for the USC School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families
  • Military Connected Children’s Resource Guide contains Southern California Area and National Resources for Military Connected Children and Families.
  • Military Connected Children’s Resources Web Guide is a web guide of toolkits and resources supporting the socio-emotional needs of military connected children and their families.
  • The Future of Children Journal The Future of Children and the Military Child Education Coalition jointly developed this issue of the journal to promote effective policies and programs for military-connected children and their families by providing timely, objective information based on the best available research.

 

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Online Learning

Improving Care for Veterans with PTSD (Length: 1 hours 30 minutes)

This program is available FREE OF CHARGE for a limited time.  This program was initially webcast November 19, 2012, and is now available on-demand.

APA is partnering with the White House Joining Forces Initiative, headed by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, to support the psychological needs of our service members and their families. As part of this initiative, APA’s Education Directorate is pleased to offer this presentation which looks at the problems experienced by returning war Veterans, discusses key challenges in assessment and treatment of PTSD and related problems, describes aspects of effective treatment of Veterans, and shares useful Internet and smartphone educational resources for Veterans and their families and the psychologists who work with them.

http://apa.bizvision.com/product//improvingcareforveteranswithptsd(8183)

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based behavioral health services to military personnel, veterans and their families

For free, interactive online courses, please visit: http://www.deploymentpsych.org/training/online-courses

The Continuing Education Department at Alliant International University has developed a comprehensive suite of classes to help prepare clinicians to work effectively with today’s returning vets and their families. Delivered online, the classes are convenient, informative, and engaging.  Continuing Ed at Alliant is happy to make these Introduction classes available to all Soldiers Project Volunteers at No Charge.

    • Practical Treatment Strategies for Combat Operational Stress and PTSD
    • Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury for Clinicians
    • Introduction Military Culture for Mental Health Professionals
    • Introduction to Vets Benefits for Clinicians

Alliant continues to offer valuable classes beyond the Introductory level, and are constantly adding more. For further details, please contact Alliant Registrar, Eric Melendez at emelendez@alliant.edu or at 415-955-2029.