CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, BBS, BRN
Women are growing in increasing numbers in the military, comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. As the minority in a predominantly male culture, women encounter different issues in response to the experience of war. In this intermediate course, participants will learn about women’s role in the military, as well as ways to effectively assess and treat the specific issues that women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan now face (i.e. depression, binge eating, PTSD, somatic problems, etc.). Special emphasis will placed on the different traumas they may have been exposed to and critical areas of readjustment after coming home.
Instructor: Pamela Planthara, PsyD
Pamela Planthara, PsyD, is a former military psychologist and Captain with the United States Air Force. During active duty, she served as Team Chief to the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, providing bereavement counseling for families impacted by 9-11. Afterward, she served as a Disaster Team Chief at the Pentagon providing critical incident stress management to Pentagon personnel. Dr. Planthara also served as chief of outpatient mental health, chairperson for a community task force committee, and a behavioral health consultant in primary care. For the past 7 years she has worked with veterans who suffer from PTSD at the Oakland Vet center and currently with the Oakland VA behavioral Health Clinic.
JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs. JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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