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If You've Never Been There You Wouldn't Understand: The Evolutionary Reasons for Veteran Mistrust

About the Course:

One of the commonly cited barriers to mental health treatment for veterans is distrust. Concerns regarding career impact is frequently reported by veterans. The author of this article posits an additional, evolutionary basis for this mistrust.

This course is based on the article, If You’ve Never Been There You Wouldn’t Understand: The Evolutionary Reasons for Veteran Mistrust, created by Hector Garcia, PsyD et al. in 2017.

Publication Date:

Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11(1) 2017

Course Material Author

Hector Garcia, PsyD

Dr. Garcia is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has published extensively on the treatment of PTSD in combat veterans, masculine psychology in the aftermath of war, the evolutionary roots of political partisanship, and the interplay between religious practice and psychopathology.

Course Creator

Jennifer Henderson

Dr. Henderson completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda MD, and my internship at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Medical Center in San Antonio TX. She is am an integrative therapist who focuses on brief, positive, solutions-focused therapy and is experienced in treating a variety of mental health concerns— depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, parenting concerns, and more. She is currently practicing in Alaska.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with veterans and their families. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the evolutionary perspective of PTSD-related symptoms.

  2. Discuss the possible evolutionary basis for altruism.

  3. Identify possible mechanisms of veteran mistrust and behavioral health treatment.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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1 CE credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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Course Material

References begin on page 61.

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Course Number 102352
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