Cultural Humility: Working with Military Members & Veterans
Happy Social Work Month! This is a free CE for all!
Presenter: Amanda Matteson, MSW, Ph.D. Candidate
NASW-NYS Members: FREE!
NASW Other Chapter Member: FREE!
This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.
This course is an introduction to working with veterans/military members with a focus on cultural humility. Mental health professionals that are not familiar with military and veteran communities will benefit from this training. The course will examine how military and veteran culture impacts the mental health of service members and the pathways to treatment. This course will also address mental health practice considerations for professionals working with military/veteran communities from a strengths-based and holistic approach. Time at the end is allocated for a question and answer session.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe cultural humility as it applies to working with service members and veterans.
- Analyze how military culture may impact and influence mental health seeking behaviors for service members and veterans.
- Assess how their own experiences may affect relationships with military members and veterans.
This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hour(s).
NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).
Amanda Matteson, MSW is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2011 and her master’s degree in Social Work in 2018 from SUNY Albany. She served in the New York Army National Guard from 2005-2011 and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from 2008-2009. She worked at the Albany VA Medical Center doing various administrative work such as clerical assistance, enrollment, and recruitment/hiring. She also worked as a social work intern at the hospital while obtaining her master’s degree. Currently she works doing program evaluation for a New York State sponsored veteran’s peer to peer program.