Psychological Health Issues Affecting Women Service Members and Veterans


 

DCoE Webinar Series (Psychological Health):  October 2014
 

Date/Time: October 23, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
 

Women represent more than 15 percent of those serving in today’s U.S. military.  Education and awareness of women’s health issues are key factors in maintaining current operational readiness.    An increase in the presence and engagement of women in the military has resulted in an equally rapidly growing population of women veterans, projected to reach 15 percent of the total U.S. veteran population by 2035 (National Center for Veteran Analysis and Statistics, 2011).  This presentation will describe relevant research findings and clinical guidelines to inform best practices for meeting the unique needs of this population.

Current research findings indicate many women in the deployed environment hesitate to seek medical care when they have a health concern related to their genito-urinary or reproductive health. Issues around pregnancy and breastfeeding lead to occupational health concerns.  Although important gender differences exist, similar to their male counterparts, women may develop mental health difficulties such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression related to combat and/or military sexual assault.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Review the effects of combat on psychological health
  • Explain the rigors of maintaining proper nutritional and gynecological health in a deployed environment
  • Communicate issues around sexuality and motherhood with service members
  • Describe gender differences in the effects of military service on mental health and well-being
  • Identify the components of gender-sensitive clinical care

PRESENTERS:

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH
Chief Clinical Officer
Department of Behavioral Health
Washington, D.C

Jennifer Strauss, PhD
Women’s Mental Health Program Manager
Mental Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C.

MODERATOR:

Maj. Demietrice L. Pittman, Ph.D.
U.S. Army, MS
Clinical Psychologist, Deployment Health Clinical Center Bethesda, Md.

 

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CONTINUING EDUCATION:
 

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before October 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. 

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Course details

  • Activity type: Course
  • AMA: 1.50
  • ANCC: 1.50
  • Attendance: 1.50
  • CEU: 0.15
  • APA Credit: 1.50
  • NASW credits: 1.50
  • NBCC: 1.50
  • Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 13 2014
  • Registration Expires: Sun, Feb 22 2015
  • Cost: $0.00

Location

Adobe Connect Virtual Meeting Room
DCoE
Arlington, VA 22202
This activity closed on February 23rd, 2015 and is no longer available for enrollments.