Understanding and Responding to Military and Veteran Populations


Credits: 3.00
Estimated Learning Time: 3 hours
Type: Online Course

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Geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and clinical levels, this course is a series of recorded lectures and video clips providing a basic overview of social work practice with military members, veterans, and military families. Training highlights include a two part introduction into military culture, special considerations of women warriors, discussion of the deployment cycle and coming home.

This course consists of a recorded lecture and interactive quizzes.

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Recognize unique psychosocial stressors experienced by military service members and their families.
  • Identify cultural factors that affect effective delivery of behavioral healthcare services to military and veteran populations.
  • Evaluate innovative strategies to deliver behavioral healthcare in military settings..

Dr. Flaherty received his B.S.W. from the University of Southern Colorado (1990), his M.S.W. from the University of Denver (1992), and his doctorate in social work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2001). His current research and publications focus on military and veteran populations, child welfare and family violence. Prior to joining the College of Social Work, Dr. Flaherty worked for twenty years in the U.S. Air Force mental health and social services systems. His military practice experience includes mental health, child and family violence intervention, prison-based treatment, and post-graduate medical education in primary healthcare.

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, ACE Approval #1377, 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 as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The UK College of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 9/29/2019 – 9/29/2022. Social workers completing this course receive three continuing education credits.

This course is also approved for 3.0 continuing education hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, and the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.

Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, go here https://www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/.

To receive credit for this course, you must view/complete the entire course, pass the related post-test, and submit a completed course evaluation. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. You will be emailed your CE certificate of completion within 7-10 business days after completing all requirements outlined here for credit.

Online courses cannot be cancelled and refunds are not available.

If you have any questions regarding this course, need assistance registering for it, or experience any technical difficulties with completing it, please contact Miranda Huffman at miranda.huffman@uky.edu or at (859) 257-2895.