Most military families move every 2-4 years, sometimes all over the world, often with little notice and little support. The military represents roughly 1% of the American population, but is a very specific and unique culture that one often encounters in a therapeutic setting. The training will address issues such as marital discord, moving children, functioning as a single parent, as well as other issues such as the deployment cycle. Attendees can expect to learn basics in regards to military culture and functioning, as well as specific issues related to living as a military spouse, child, or service member. Also addressed will be common acronyms many military family members may use, as well as available support options a family member can find on base that a clinician can refer to in order to supplement their mental health care.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED at this one-hour training.
Presenter: Brooke Schetgen, LCPC specializes in working with depression, anxiety, disordered eating, geriatrics, posttraumatic stress disorder, and military veterans and their families. As a former Air Force spouse with experience living overseas, she has an understanding of the military lifestyle and the unique needs of military families. She has experience in the field of counseling working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Brooke is also a Clinical Supervisor, as well as the Director of Public Relations at Baltimore Washington Counseling Center.
1 Category I CEU