Practitioners who work with military service members, veterans, and their families require unique knowledge and skills to effectively work with this challenging yet rewarding clientele. This knowledge includes an understanding of military culture and the deployment cycle, the neurobiology of trauma and attachment difficulties, as well as the unique organizational and systemic challenges facing service members who seek mental health assistance. Professional organizations such as NASW supply providers within the VA system and within the community with ethical and practice guidelines, as well as resources specific to the military and veteran populations.
This web conference will briefly review some of the ethical and practice guidelines contained in the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families, apply them to case examples for discussion, and look specifically at the invisible wounds of war. The presentation will take an in-depth look at the invisible wounds of war and the neurobiological implications of trauma in military service members and their family members. The presenter will discuss vicarious trauma and issues of attachment with children and apply this knowledge to assessment and clinical treatment with military children and their families. The presenter will discuss resources for clinicians who work with military service members and their families. Lastly, the presentation will examine practice and ethical guidelines for work with military families and children.
This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:
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James Corbin is the co-developer of the Family Center at Temple—a counseling center for military service members and their families—where he is also the Clinical Director and Lead Clinician. Since 2008, he has served as a full-time clinical faculty member and instructor in the graduate school of social work at Temple University and was appointed in 2014 as Assistant Program Director in their School of Social Work. Most recently, he has developed an online Postgraduate Certificate in Military Counseling (CMC) for clinicians who are interested in developing a practice specialization with military populations. For more information on this program, go to the program's page on the Temple University website here or click on the link above.
James received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University, his master’s degree in social work from Temple University, and completed his postgraduate studies at the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, D.C. He has worked for over 20 years in the mental health field and is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania with a specialty in childhood mental illness and individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and their families. He is a Give An Hour volunteer therapist and active member of the Harrisburg Regional Team of Operation Military Kids (OMK) and PACares, a regional networking team of military service providers. For more information about James and his work, please visit cph.temple.edu/ssa/faculty/james-r-corbin.