Session 2:
PTSD and TBI: Implications for Education and Career Counselors

Name/title of Presenters:
Sherry L. Allen, MEd., LPC, NCC, CCMHC, Executive Director, NBCC Foundation; Marilyn Dykman LCDR, US Coast Guard (Ret), NBCC Foundation Military Scholar, Director, Veterans Outreach Center, University of New Mexico

Description of training session:
According to the Invisible Wounds of War study (RAND Corporation), early evidence suggests that the psychological toll of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom deployments may be disproportionately high compared with the physical injuries of combat. Concerns have been most recently centered on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury particularly. Effective treatments are available, and include supports in education and employment arenas. This session will examine evidence based practices, and the implications for effective support by education and career counselors.

Learning Objectives:

Outcome measures:
Participants will complete a survey indicating level of increased knowledge and relevance of application.

Practical application:
Education services officers and related counseling resources will increase ability to identify educational and career resources appropriate to the needs of military personnel experiencing PTSD and TBI.