A Clinician's Guide to the Iraq War

 

 

The Iraq War Clinician Guide, 2nd Edition
For Mental Health Care Providers

Written and Compiled by
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

 

Dedicated to the men and women who have served in

Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

This course is approved for 5 hours of continuing education
APA, BOP, BRN, CA BBS, FL, NBCC, OH, TX SBEPC, TXBSWE

Learning Objectives

In this 5 unit course clinicians will become familiar with:

  • Topics Specific to the Psychiatric Treatment of Military Personnel
  • The Returning Veteran of the Iraq War: Background Issues and  Assessment Guidelines
  • Treatment of the Returning Iraq War Veteran
  • Treatment of Medical Casualty Evacuees
  • Treating the Traumatized Amputee
  • PTSD in Iraq War Veterans: Implications for Primary Care
  • Caring for the Clinicians Who Care for Traumatically Injured Patients
  • Military Sexual Trauma: Issues in Caring for Veterans
  • Assessment and Treatment of Anger in Combat-Related PTSD
  • Traumatic Grief: Symptomatology and Treatment for the Iraq War Veteran
  • Substance Abuse in the Deployment Environment
  • The Impact of Deployment on the Military Family

Although focused specifically on veterans of the war in Iraq, the material presented in this Guide also applies to veterans of the war in Afghanistan or other recent war zone deployments.


From the
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Clinician's Trauma Update Online Newsletter
(CTU-Online)

Editor: Paula P. Schnurr, Ph.D.
Associate Editors: Susan Stevens, Psy.D.
Editorial Manager: Elizabeth Forshay, M.S.W.

CTU-Online includes brief updates on the latest clinically relevant research. Issues include an ID number so you can find the article in the PILOTS database and a link to the abstract or full article, if you have access through your library privileges. If not, see below.*

Subscribe to the CTU-Online newsletter published 6 times per year and sent via email.

 


is approved by the:

American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists - www.psychceu.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Board of Registered Nursing (#13620)
California Board of Behavioral Science (#1540)
California Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts continuing education courses that are provided by APA approved sponsors
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling (BAP 753 )
National Board for Certified Counselors - www.psychceu.com is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP-TM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (ACEP #6055)
Ohio Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapist CPE (#RST111102)
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1761)
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (#6246)

www.psychceu.com
maintains responsibility for the program.

 


IRAQ WAR CLINICIAN GUIDE

Table of Contents

I. Executive Summary ........................................................................................1

Key Topics

II. Topics Specific to the Psychiatric Treatment of Military Personnel ....................4

III. The Returning Veteran of the Iraq War: Background Issues and

Assessment Guidelines .................................................................................21

IV. Treatment of the Returning Iraq War Veteran.................................................33

Special Topics

V. Treatment of Medical Casualty Evacuees .......................................................46

VI. Treating the Traumatized Amputee ...............................................................50

VII. PTSD in Iraq War Veterans: Implications for Primary Care..............................58

VIII. Caring for the Clinicians Who Care for Traumatically Injured Patients ............62

IX. Military Sexual Trauma: Issues in Caring for Veterans.....................................66

X. Assessment and Treatment of Anger in Combat-Related PTSD ........................70

XI. Traumatic Grief: Symptomatology and Treatment for the

Iraq War Veteran..........................................................................................75

XII. Substance Abuse in the Deployment Environment .........................................79

XIII. The Impact of Deployment on the Military Family .........................................83

Appendices

A. Case Examples from Operation Iraqi Freedom ...............................................87

B. VA/DoD PTSD Practice Guideline ................................................................92

C. VA Documents on Service Provision .............................................................93

D. Assessment of Iraq War Veterans: Selecting Assessment Instruments

and Interpreting Results ..............................................................................108

E. Program Evaluation ....................................................................................126

F. Litz, B. T., Gray, M. J., Bryant, R. A., & Adler, A. B. (2002). Early

interventions for trauma: Current status and future directions. Clinical

Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 112-134. ............................................128

G. Keane, T. M., Street, A. E., & Orcutt, H. K. (2000). Posttraumatic stress

disorder. In M. Hersen & M. Biaggio (Eds.), Effective brief therapies: A

clinician’s guide (pp. 140-155). New York: Academic Press..........................151

H. Friedman, M. J., Donnelly, C. L., & Mellman, T. A. (2003).

Pharmacotherapy for PTSD. Psychiatric Annals, 33, 57-62. ..........................169

I. Friedman, M. J., Schnurr, P. P., & McDonagh-Coyle, A. (1994). Posttraumatic

stress disorder in the military veteran. Psychiatric Clinics of

North America, 17, 265-277.......................................................................175

J. Educational Handouts for Iraq War Veterans and Their Families ...................188

 

 

 

To read the material, without the units or post-test, go now to:

http://www.psychceu.com/war/iraq_clinician_guide_v2.pdf

You will need Adobe Acrobat in order to read this. Please get this free download at:

Adobe Acrobat is certified virus free

 

To receive 5 CEs and take the post-test, go to:

https://www.psychceu.com/ordercourse/orderform.asp

cost of the  course is $77




how it works

Due to the wonders of technology, the minute you submit your order over our secure line, it is encrypted, and processed safely and securely by Authorize.net, a secure web processor. Or, if you prefer, call us toll-free 888-777-3773.

You will immediately receive confirmation of your order, your password and how to access the course material. (Please do not block e-mails from classes@psychceu.com, orders@psychceu.com and info@psychceu.com)

If you ordered a text, the text order will begin the shipping process.

If you ordered an online course, you can begin to take the course immediately.

You will receive instructions, via e-mail, on how to take your test online.

Contact us or call if you need technical support.

Your test will be graded online, so the moment you have passed, you may print out your certificate of completion.

That's it! You are done!

 

Take the test online!
Print out your own certificate!
This course counts as a 'regular' (not self-study) course by the CA BBS!

All photos from the Department of Defense

The Iraq War Clinician Guide, 2nd Edition
For Mental Health Care Providers

The Iraq War Clinician Guide was developed by members of the National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense. It was developed specifically for clinicians and addresses the unique needs of veterans of the Iraq war.

It is in the public domain


All material included in this course is either in the public domain, or used with express permission.

 

APA Ethics

We do adhere to the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. Our courses are carefully screened by the Planning Committee to adhere to APA standards. We also require authors who compose Internet courses specifically for us follow APA ethical standards.

Many of our courses contain case material, and may use the methods of qualitative research and analysis, in-depth interviews and ethnographic studies. The psychotherapeutic techniques depicted may include play therapy, sandplay therapy, dream analysis, drawing analysis, client and therapist self-report, etc. The materials presented may be considered non-traditional and may be controversial, and may not have widespread endorsement within the profession. www.psychceu.com maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


www.psychceu.com


e-mail us!

Frequently Asked Questions

888-777-3773

 

© 2000 - 2010 www.psychceu.com all rights reserved.

privacy policy