DSW Candidate – Danella McIntyre, LCSW-QS, 9AM – 10:15AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Examining Psychological Preparedness of Women Veterans for Civilian Life: A Multi-Framework Analysis

DSW Candidate – Danella McIntyre, LCSW-QS

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

9AM – 10:15AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Examining Psychological Preparedness of Women Veterans for Civilian Life: A Multi-Framework Analysis

This capstone presentation examines the psychological preparedness of women veterans for civilian life through a multi-framework analysis encompassing Narrative Therapy, Intersectionality Framework, and Total Force Fitness Framework. Drawing upon these diverse lenses, the presentation delves into the nuanced experiences and challenges women veterans face as they transition from military to civilian life. The Narrative Therapy Framework explores the importance of storytelling and narrative reconstruction in understanding and addressing psychological preparedness.

The Intersectionality Framework sheds light on the unique experiences of different groups of women veterans, particularly comparing the psychological outcomes of white women and black women. Furthermore, the Total Force Fitness Framework provides a holistic approach to assessing and enhancing the psychological well-being of women veterans within the broader military community. By examining disparities between women and male veterans and among different racial groups, this presentation aims to highlight the importance of tailored support services and interventions to address the diverse needs of women veterans.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants can identify key frameworks (Narrative Therapy, Intersectionality, Total Force Fitness) for assessing psychological preparedness in women veterans.
  2. Participants will learn to distinguish the psychological effects experienced by veterans by considering gender and ethnicity, using an intersectional approach.
  3. Propose tailored strategies for enhancing psychological readiness among women veterans, drawing upon insights from the Total Force Fitness framework.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.