Treating Military Members and Their Families (3 CE’s)

Presented by James Noll, Ph.D.
September 14th from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

This course is designed to introduce participants to the basic cultural elements of the armed services, including similarities and differences in major demographic variables between the branches of services and active versus reserve components. The deployment cycle will be explored along with the primary stressors associated with each phase as they affect the service personnel and their families. Activities to help families during deployment will be examined as well as common deployment stressors among service personnel. Post-deployment stressors and integration difficulties will be explored. The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc). The materials presented are assumed to be accurate and to possess clinical utility. There are known risks associated with the materials outside of those normally encountered in a therapy setting.

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objective 1 – Participants will be able to compare and contrast cultural elements between the branches of armed services.
  • Learning Objective 2 – Participants will be able to compare and contrast demographics variables between active and reserve components of the armed services.
  • Learning Objective 3 – Participants will be able to described major stressors at each phase in the deployment cycle and how these affect the service member and their families.
  • Learning Objective 4 – Participants will learn methods for aiding military members and their families specific to each phase of the deployment cycle.

Presenter Information

Dr. Noll is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Lexington KY VAMC and has completed numerous trainings on treating military members and their families. He has also completed three tiers of specialized training (Star Behavioral Health Provider) in treating military members and their families which included advanced training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.