This workshop is for professional counselors and psychotherapists working with the medical, physical, vocational, behavioral, psychosocial, and mental health aspects of active duty, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and family members.
The goals for the day’s workshop is to help professional caregivers:
- Assess military mental health, wellness, psychosocial aspects, and career needs of those personnel transitioning from military to civilian life.
- Develop a therapeutic working alliance for the purpose of understanding the military culture and within-group differences.
- Apply treatment planning and strategies for increasing the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being across all areas of psychosocial and occupational functioning.
- Discuss critical medical and psychosocial adjustment aspects of chronic illness and disability that most affect military populations.
- Identify psychosocial adjustment needs within the deployment cycle.
- Develop treatment strategies for combat-related post-traumatic stress symptoms, moral injury, substance use disorders, and other major mental health and psychological concerns.
- Recognize marriage and family issues of concern within the military community.
- Apply specific psychosocial and career transition approaches from active duty to civilian life.
- Cultivate resiliency, coping, and post-traumatic growth across the military life-span.
- Synthesize best practices for optimal mental health and well-being of active duty service members, veterans, and their family members.
About the Speaker
Mark A. Stebnicki, Ph.D., LPC, DCMHS, CRC, CCM, CCMC is a Professor and Coordinator of the Military and Trauma Counseling Certificate Program in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. He is an active teacher, researcher, and psychotherapy practitioner who has over 25 years of working with the medical, psychosocial, vocational, and mental health aspects of those exposed to extraordinary stressful and trauma events, as well as chronic illnesses and disabilities. He has written over 28 journal articles, 8 books, and has presented at over 100 national, state, regional conferences and seminars.