DSW Candidate – Emily Stultz, LCSW, CADC, 10:30AM – 11:45AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Female Veterans: Understanding the Biopsychosocial Implications in Later Adulthood

DSW Candidate – Emily Stultz, LCSW, CADC

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

10:30AM – 11:45AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Female Veterans: Understanding the Biopsychosocial Implications in Later Adulthood

This presentation aims to provide an objective exploration of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female veterans as they age amidst a backdrop of research that predominantly centers on male veterans. Through an examination of the unique experiences and challenges encountered by female veterans, the objective of this presentation is to cultivate a deeper comprehension of how PTSD intricately impacts the mental and physical well-being of female veterans. Ultimately, this knowledge will serve as a cornerstone for the creation of finely tuned interventions poised to elevate the quality of life and foster enduring resilience in the face of the complexities posed by PTSD.

Throughout the presentation, we will analyze the challenges faced by female veterans and examine how PTSD affects their overall physical and mental well-being. By examining female veterans’ challenges and stressors objectively, we can identify areas requiring support and devise precise and effective programming and service delivery. We will undertake a comprehensive analysis of the interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors influencing PTSD within this demographic, with the overarching objective of uncovering insights crucial for crafting tailored and effective support mechanisms that are intended to empower female veterans to lead healthy and fulfilling lives

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize key findings and insights from the biopsychosocial perspective on PTSD in female veterans.
  2. Highlight the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative efforts in addressing the long-term effects of PTSD on aging female veterans.
  3. Examine how biological factors may contribute to the development, maintenance, and worsening of PTSD symptoms in female veterans over time.

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.