Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members and Post-9/11 Veterans - HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Credit: 3.75

Time: 3.75



  • Petersen, Timothy, J., PhD
  • Simon, Naomi, M., MD, MSc
  • Rodolico, John, M., PhD
  • Richards-Donegan, Lauren, K., PhD
  • Chow, Louis, PhD
  • Wojtowicz, Magda, PhD

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Invisible Wounds of War: PTSD (Louis Chow, PhD)

  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD
  • Learn how to facilitate interactions with Veterans who have PTSD

Module 2: Understanding Suicide Risk in the Military: How Can You Help? (Timothy Petersen, PhD)

  • Learn the risk factors and warning signs for suicide
  • Learn basic considerations for intervening with suicidal individuals

Module 3: Substance Use/Abuse in the Military (Lauren K. Richards, PhD & Louis Chow, PhD)

  • Understand substance use disorder within a military context
  • Learn what resources are available for Veterans and Service Members

Module 4: Invisible Wounds of War: TBI (Magda Wojtowicz, PhD)

  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI
  • Learn how the symptoms of TBI can be mimicked or magnified by other factors

Module 5: Military Culture (Lauren K. Richards, PhD and John M. Rodolico, PhD)

  • Understand the unique military experiences of Post-9/11 Service Members, the deployment cycle and reintegration difficulties
  • Learn about common challenges Service Members face in seeking care for the Invisible Wounds of War

Target Audience

Our primary audience is: Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physicians

Types of Accreditation

Accreditation Statement:This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Designation Statement:McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement:Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

Designation Statement:This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 3.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Accreditation Statement:Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

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