mlfcn560 | Graduate

Military Family Counseling: Military History And Culture

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This course is designed to focus on understanding the historical and cultural perspectives of the military. Participants examine the unique characteristics of military life, the effect on individuals in military families, and the differences between required service during the draft and voluntary service since the early 1970s. Topics such as military jargon, differences between the services, rank and pay-grade categories, and other basic information related to military culture are covered. In addition, participants explore the need for additional mental health services and trained mental health professionals who can work with military families. Ethical and legal issues involved in counseling military families are also addressed.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Evolution of the Military Culture Toward Supporting Mental Health Services

    • Analyze different types of stigma related to mental health services.
    • Analyze current interventions available to military families and service members.
    • Identify the unique legal and ethical aspects of counseling military families and service members.
    • Determine how rank and pay grade affect the mental health of military families and service members.
    • Evaluate the evolution of mental health services for military families and service members.

    Introduction to Military Culture

    • Identify cultural characteristics that define military life for families.
    • Identify rank and pay grades of military service members.
    • Determine the unique cultural factors of each military branch of service.
    • Identify nomenclature specific to the military.

    Historical Perspectives of Military Life

    • Compare the effects of compulsory military service to volunteer military service on military families.
    • Evaluate how Vietnam affected the United States’ response to war, military service members, and the need for mental health care.
    • Differentiate between the demographics of compulsory military service members and volunteer military service members.
    • Analyze the effect lengthy wars have on mental health service needs.

    Review

    • All objectives apply.

    The Effects of Deployment and War on Military Service Members

    • Analyze the emotional and physical effects deployment can have on a military service member.
    • Analyze the effects of a physically and psychologically changed military service member on the service member’s family.
    • Analyze how separation from the family support system during deployment affects military service members.

    Effects of Military Life on the Military Family

    • Identify feelings families may have concerning the loss or injury of the military service member.
    • Determine the challenging adjustments military families make as a result of military life.
    • Identify public- and private-sector resources available to military families.
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