Part I (3.5 hours) and Part II (3.5 hours)

Soldiers and their families deal with a wide range of stressors
and demands unfamiliar to their civilian counterparts. They live
within a structured universe punctuated by risk, uncertainty, and
separation. And because they live under a different code of
conduct (and consequences) ascribed by the UCMJ, there's little
margin between their personal and military lives. However, because of their hardships and
achievements, many have developed unique strengths and attributes for coping with and adapting
to those rigors.


This workshop is reserved for psychologists, licensed clinicians, social workers, and graduate students interested in using our soldier-centered model. We'll describe how military life impacts the kinds of problems that soldiers, their spouses, military couples, and veterans commonly present with in therapy - along with our strategic, strengths-based approach for assessing, treating, and resolving those issues. Our protocol is grounded in military service, personal experience, and cultural expectations - and supported by systems theory, clinical evidence, and anecdotal examples. Home of the Brave is available in an all-day, 7-hour format (Parts I and II) or half-day, 3.5 hours segments (Part I or Part II). Core features of this model include:

 Developing a "soldiers' rapport"
 Challenging stereotypes and diagnoses
 Normalizing problems
 Instilling hope
 Asking the "right" questions
 Provoking change

Home of the brave

Part I (3.5 hours) Focus is on the individual soldier, spouse, or veteran. Topics covered:

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Depression

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Grief

  • Military discipline

  • Substance abuse

  • Personal relationships

Part II (3.5 hours) Focus is on military couples. Topics covered:

• Communications and problem solving
• Aggression
• Conflicted roles and expectations
• Power and control
• Infidelity
• Pre- and post-deployments
• Substance abuse
• Parenting