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Course Overview

In 2018, more than 1.7 million Veterans received treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a mental health diagnosis, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders other than PTSD (VA, 2019b). In 2017, about 17 Veterans died by suicide each day (VA, 2019a). It is these statistics that illustrate the importance of mental health training for all healthcare professionals working with the Veteran population.

In this course, you will learn about special considerations for working with Veterans and their families. You will also learn about the mental health conditions common in Veterans, including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance use disorder, and complicated grief. In addition, you will learn about the identification of suicide risk in Veterans with mental health and/or substance use disorders as well as practical ways to manage suicidality.

The goal of this course is to provide mental and medical health professionals with an overview of mental health conditions commonly diagnosed in Veterans.

About the Course Author

Dr. Ross received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experienced trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders. She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013. Bridgett Ross, PsyD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (49 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.00HOURS


    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 2.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    2.00HOURS


    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

    2.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.0 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.00HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.0 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    2.25HOURS


    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 2.25 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    2.00HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    2.00HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.00HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board

    2.00HOURS

    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    2.00HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

    Content Area: C4
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    1.75HOURS


    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.75 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours. Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.
  • Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.00HOURS


    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 2.0 Clinical 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

    2.00HOURS

    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 2.0 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS


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

    Psychologists will receive 2.0 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.0 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    2.00HOURS

    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 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    2.00HOURS

    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 2.0 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.00HOURS


    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 2.0 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

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.00HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    2.00HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.00HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.00HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.00HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.00HOURS


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

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

    2.00HOURS

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

    2.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ALL-0-VMH
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Conduct a suicide screening and assessment in Veterans that incorporates risk and protective factors.; Demonstrate using at least one screening tool during assessment of common mental health conditions in Veterans.; Describe the diagnostic criteria for at least two of the common mental health conditions in Veterans.; Explain at least two considerations when working with Veterans and their families.; Explain at least two psychotherapeutic interventions used for each of the common mental health conditions in Veterans.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Working with Veterans and Their Families
    Meet John
    Veteran Demographics
    Mental Health Prevalence
    Inquiring about Veteran Status and Military History
    Military Culture
    Barriers to Treatment
    Homelessness
    Resources for Veterans
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD
    Epidemiology
    Remember John?
    Review
    PTSD and Comorbid Conditions
    PTSD and Trauma Assessment
    PTSD Screening Tools
    Structured Diagnostic Interviews
    Treatment Options
    Additional Therapies
    Medication and PTSD
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Depression
    Diagnostic Criteria for MDD
    Epidemiology
    Screening Tools
    Treatment Options
    Nonpharmacological
    Medication
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Suicide Risk and Prevention in Veterans
    Epidemiology
    Assessment of Suicidal Ideation
    Assessment Tools
    Risk Factors
    Protective Factors
    Suicide Intervention
    Safety Planning
    Meet Sean
    Summary
    Section 6: Substance Use Disorders
    Diagnosis
    Epidemiology
    Assessment of SUDs
    Treatment Options
    Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Opioids
    Review
    Summary
    Section 7: Grief and Loss
    Grief and Bereavement
    Identifying Grief
    Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder
    Epidemiology
    Assessment
    Treatment
    Meet Amy
    Summary
    Section 8: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Beginner level Social Workers; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
  • 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.