Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102337
About the Course:
In addition to possible exposure to traumatic events (e.g., combat), service members typically experience repeated disruption of social connections because of the frequency of their deployments. These disrupted connections, and accompanying changes to the individual and home environments during separation, may lead to a difficult homecoming transition. Such difficult transitions have been well documented in the literature. Less studied are interventions aimed at improving this transitional process. This study focuses on the three prevalent themes associated with the transition process and possible interventions to help support veterans reconnecting upon return from deployment.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Challenges of Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans’ Transition from Military to Civilian Life and Approaches to Reconnection created by Jennifer Ahern, PhD, MPH and Miranda Worthen, PhD in 2015.
Publication Date:PLoS ONE, 10(7) 2015
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists who seek knowledge about the challenges of veterans' transition from military to civilian life. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe homecoming theory as it pertains to military personnel returning from deployment.
- Describe the three themes identified by the authors in this study (e.g., military as family).
- Discuss the relevant results from the present study.
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