CIR sponsored 30 MSW students in the Military Social Work sub-concentration and 5 faculty members from the USC School of Social Work to attend training on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at the October 31st International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Annual Meeting.
The training – An Introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), with Dr. Patricia Resick – provided attendees with the basics of CPT, a well-documented evidence-based practice for veterans and servicemembers with PTSD. Patricia A. Resick (Ph.D, ABPP) is the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System. She is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University.
CIR sponsored these students and faculty members– including 4 veterans, 1 servicemember, and 7 military/veteran spouses – in order to both enhance their awareness of veteran issues and treatment options as well as to enable them to treat military-impacted populations more effectively from their future positions as social workers in the community or teachers of the next generations of social workers.
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NAVIGATING THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WITH INVISIBLE WOUNDS: HOW TO OVERCOME THE STIGMA OF “DELAY, DENY, & HOPE YOU DIE”
Susan Thompson, JD
In this policy brief, the author describes the difficulties that veterans with invisible wounds face in obtaining treatment or benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and proposes recommendations for improving VA service to veterans and their families.
To download this policy brief, click here.
In recognition of PTSD Awareness Day, the USC School of Social Work created this infographic to help increase understanding of PTSD’s symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Brought to you by: Masters in Social Work | MSW@USC
June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day! This month, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD is working to increase PTSD awareness.
To learn how you–as a community member–can help, click here.
For information on PTSD, resources, and ways to spread the word about PTSD awareness, click here.