$15.00

i 1.25 Hours

Course Overview

Military cultural competence is essential to effectively engage, understand, and support active duty service members, reservists, and veterans in behavioral health treatment. Unfortunately, a survey examining military cultural competence among behavioral health providers found that many community-based clinicians lack the necessary competence to adequately serve military members and their families (Tanielian et al., 2014). Military personnel cite a lack of understanding of their military-specific experiences and culture as one of the primary barriers to engaging in and remaining connected with treatment (American Psychological Association Practice Organization, 2016). This course will provide you with an introduction to military culture. You will learn about the overall structure of the military, the core values of the primary branches, and the unique experiences of specific sub-populations within the military. This information will help more effectively engage with, understand, respect, and support the military service members who seek your services.The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists in health and human services settings with information about military culture in general, the effects of military culture on sub-populations, and how behavioral health concerns affect military service members and veterans.

About the Course Author

Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Ms. Workman is an Instructional Designer at Relias. She has a Master of Arts in Technology and Communication, as well as graduate certificates in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Digital Communications. Ms. Workman has a background in writing and designing online continuing medical education for physicians and other health professionals on multiple educational platforms, including web-based, game-based, and immersive learning environments. She has also used simulation training extensively to connect learning to real-world environments. Kimberly Workman, MA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Dr. Scottie Smith is a former active duty Navy psychologist and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) where she served with the United States Marine Corps 2nd Medical Battalion. She is a 2009 graduate of the Florida School of Professional Psychology, where she earned her Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) after completing a competitive Internship program at the Dallas VA Medical Center. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology (2007). Dr. Smith's primary clinical focus is on treating adults with a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders from a cognitive behavioral framework. Dr. Smith is a passionate and outspoken advocate for veterans in her community and is a member of the Military Officers Association of America. 

Scottie Smith, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (43 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.25 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    1.25HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.25HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS


    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.25HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.25HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.25HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.25HOURS


    Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

    Content Area: R1/Treatment
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    1.25HOURS


    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.25 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.25HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Psychologists will receive 1.25 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.25HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.25HOURS


    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.25HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.25HOURS


    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.25HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.25HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-ECCUMC
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define military culture and how it is shaped.; Describe the overall structure of the military and its primary branches.; Describe the sub-populations within military culture and the unique needs and experiences of those groups.; Recall 2 perceived consequences by service members and veterans of receiving a behavioral health disorder diagnosis.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Military Culture, Structure, and Values
    Military Culture
    Shared Values and Ethos
    Military Structure and Branches
    Knowledge Check
    Similar, but Different
    Joint Missions
    Defining Military Status
    Chain of Command
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Sub-populations in the Military
    Key Military Demographics
    The Evolving U.S. Military
    Military Culture and Racial and Ethnic Minorities
    Stressors for Minorities in the Military
    Minorities in the Military and Behavioral Health
    Military Culture and Women
    Stressors for Women in the Military
    Women in the Military and Behavioral Health
    Military Culture and Service Members Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender
    Stressors for Service Members Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender
    Military Culture and Transgender People
    Stressors for Transgender Military Members
    LGBT Populations in the Military and Behavioral Health
    Changing Outcomes
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Impact of Military Culture on the Individual
    Military and Behavioral Health
    Mental Health and Military Members
    Stigma and Behavioral Health
    Career Concerns and Behavioral Health
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Introductory level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Introductory level Marriage and Family Therapists; Introductory level Professional Counselors; Introductory level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.