Resources for Therapists

Online Learning

  • American Psychological AssociationImproving 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.
  • Center For Deployment PsychologyThe 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:
  • Alliant International University
    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 or at 415-955-2029.

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.
  • 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

Resource Websites:

  • About Face AboutFace is a website dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, Veterans can learn about PTSD, explore treatment options and, most importantly, hear real stories from other Veterans and get advice from clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTSD.
  • Battered Women’s Justice Project We are pleased to announce the release of four modules of a new e-learning course, Safety at Home-Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, and Veterans. The course is designed for advocates (military and civilian) who provide services to military-related families experiencing intimate partner violence. The course will also be helpful for social service and mental health practitioners who are working with these victims and their families. The course is an excellent resource that pulls together information about military and combat-related issues and intimate partner violence.
  • Civilian Medical Resources Network
  • The Coming Home Project Helpful training videos. These videos are not part of the training for therapists completing their training requirements to volunteer with TSP but may be useful to therapists working with service members.
  • Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brian Injury
  • Gambill on Justice Veterans in Justice, Data Privacy, Process of Advocacy, Justicia en la America Latina, Homelessness, Mass Institutionalization. The focus of this website is on the intersection of veterans and justice, but the site is extremely rich in data.
  • Iraq War Clinicians Guide
  • Military PTSD Family Resources
  • Resources for Working with Military Personnel & Their Families
  • VA Community Provider Toolkit This site features key tools to support the mental health services you provide to Veterans. Here you can find information on connecting with the VA, understanding military culture and experience, as well as tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions (found under Mental Health and Wellness).
  • VA Prevention Services


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