Military Psychology: The Life Cycle of a Military Service Member

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CE Credit: 3

Length: 180 minutes

This INTERMEDIATE workshop focuses on five key aspects of working with military members: military culture, deployment cycle stresses, evidence-based clinical practices, fitness and resilience practices, and resources. These topics can inform practitioners, researchers, professors, consultants, and policymakers. The training is provided by senior military psychologists, the Executive Director for the DoD Center for Deployment Psychology and the Director of Resilience and Prevention at the Defense Centers of Excellence.

Learning Objective 1
Discuss military structure, primary mission, and core values.

Learning Objective 2
Describe general deployment stressors for each phase of the deployment cycle.

Learning Objective 3
Describe the prevalence of trauma and PTSD and factors that contribute to the development of PTSD.

Learning Objective 4
Summarize resilience, psychological fitness and well-being in the military.

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Stephen V. Bowles, PhD, National Defense University, Washington, DC; Rebecca I. Porter, PhD, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Chief of Behavioral Health, Falls Church, VA.; Michael T. Kindt, PhD, U.S. Air Force, San Antonio; Mark J. Bates, PhD, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), Silver Spring, MD.; Scott L. Johnston, PhD, Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, San Diego, CA; David S. Riggs, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

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