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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Challenges to Warriors, Warrior Families and Practitioners

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

3 p.m.
Monmouth University, Anacon Hall*
Free and Open to the Public
1.5 Clinical CE Hours provided by the Monmouth University School of Social Work

*This event will also be broadcast live via Zoom. You must register for Zoom link.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious problem for the military and for social workers involved with such clients . . .

Clinical impressions have made it increasingly clear that soldiers serving in combat may experience harmful personal consequences for mental health and well-being. The research in this field focuses primarily on the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and their respective taxonomies. What is often lost is the stories of these men and women and the intimacy issues that each of us faces on the journey from deployment to reintegration. The workshop represents an open discussion from the author’s perspective on war and some tales from psychotherapy that illustrate the challenges to warriors, warrior families, and practitioners alike. Reintegrating these warriors to their families, their workplace, and their communities is a challenge that requires the support of care-systems all around them.

Presented by Colonel (US Army Retired) Jeffrey S. Yarvis, PhD, LCSW, BCD, ACSW is a 35-year veteran leader in veteran affairs, executive medicine, clinician, life-long educator and well-published social work and military scholar in the field of psychological trauma with over 120 peer reviewed publications and recently published a book with Oxford University Press called “Combat Social Work.”

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