This is the eighth in a series of twelve courses on serving Veteran populations.  They can be taken in order or as stand-alone courses.

Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Revised 2022


Description: The Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Defense (DoD) and several other leading professional organizations have developed evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for specific mental health problems experienced by Veterans as a result of exposure to military services experiences, injuries and other conditions that can compromise mental health.  CPGs are intended to improve care by reducing variation in practice and systematizing “best practices”.   The use of guidelines must always be in the context of a health care provider's clinical judgment in the care of a particular patient. For this reason, the guidelines may be viewed as an educational tool to provide information in shared decision making.  This module is one of two that will cover CPGs.  The CPGs in this Module include Assessment and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychoactive Substance Use Disorder, Chronic Multi-System Illness, and Traumatic Brain Injury. 

Objectives: Participants will be able to:
Describe the assessment, management, treatment, and follow-up of PTSD.
Describe the assessment, management, treatment, and follow-up of PSUD.
Describe the assessment, management, treatment, and follow-up of Chronic MSI.Describe the assessmen
t, management, treatment, and follow-up of TBI.
CE Credits: 6 CE
CE Broker #:  20-565403
Hour One:  Assessment of PTSD
Hour Two:  Initial and long-term management of PTSD patients
Hour Three:  Assessment of PSUD.
Hour Four:  Initial and long-term management of PSUD
Hour Five:  Assessment, initial and long-term management of Chronic MSI
Hour Six:  Assessment, initial and long-term management of TBI
Methods:  Study guide, pre and posttests, evaluation, Q and A by email.
Purpose: To prepare social service (mental health, peer support, and allied professionals) practitioners to provide knowledgeable and competent intervention with Veterans and their families who present with problems and concerns related to their military service experiences.

Target Audience:  The target audience includes all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD) providers, private health care professionals (to include nurses, advance practice nurses, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists) who work with Veterans and their families.

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