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Understanding Military Culture



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Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Understanding Military Culture

  • Date Created: 12/16/2009
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, CA BBS
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Understanding Military Culture Author(s):

Patricia Watson, PhD


Understanding military culture is important when treating Veterans. This course presents important information regarding military demographics, branches, rank, status, and stressors. The author provides useful terminology and visuals to help the viewer understand military culture.

Two programs created to help service members prevent and manage combat and operational stress are also described, Army Battlemind and Marine Corps Combat Operational Stress Continuum. Finally, additional Army and Marine Corps interventions are discussed, as well as assessment and treatment implications for clinicians.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Describe military terms and demographics
  2. Discuss stressors in the military
  3. Report programs offered by DoD relevant to combat and operational stress
  4. Describe implications of military culture for clinicians

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