First Responder Workshop: Learn How to Better Serve Those Who Have Served in Your Community (4/23/2021)

Home Base will be offering a FREE, accredited, clinical training opportunity for health professionals uniquely positioned to improve access to mental health care for veterans and their families.

Content will include:

  • Introduction to military culture
  • How to recognize the invisible wounds of war (IWW)
  • Overview of the evidence based therapies for IWW
  • Identify referral sources for evidence based treatments in your community, including therapists trained by Home Base

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed mental health counselors

The instruction level for this activity is: Introductory

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the unique aspects of military culture and how they affect veteran mental health
  • Demonstrate ability to engage a veteran or service member about the impact of the deployment cycle on mental health
  • Discuss how to recognize the invisible wounds of war
  • Discuss how to define a trauma and what constitutes a criterion A traumatic event
  • Explain self-report PTSD assessment tools to monitor treatment outcomes
  • Explain the evidence base that supports the use of CPT in treating PTSD and its common comorbidities
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 EMT CE Credit

    This course has been certified and is approved as a Continuing Education course for EMTs. This course contains 2.00 hours of educational content. Authorization Number is 2122-R4-10146-T5.

  • 2.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

Course opens: 
04/12/2021
Course expires: 
05/31/2021
Rating: 
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TimeTopic
10:00 amIntroduction to military culture
10:30 amHow to recognize the invisible wounds of war (IWW)
11:00 amOverview of the evidence based therapies for IWW
11:30 amIdentify referral sources for evidence based treatments in your community, including therapists trained by Home Base
12:00 pmAdjourn

Available Credit

  • 2.00 EMT CE Credit

    This course has been certified and is approved as a Continuing Education course for EMTs. This course contains 2.00 hours of educational content. Authorization Number is 2122-R4-10146-T5.

  • 2.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

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Planners

David H. Rubin, MD
Susan Sprich, PhD Psychologist Reviewer
Emma Morrison, MPA
Louis Chow, PhD
Lauren Richards-Donegan, PhD

Disclosure Information

In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.

Financial relationships

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant financial relationships 

ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

N/A

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit