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Introduction to the Military and Training

This is 1 of 4 courses in the Trauma Counseling: Military and Verteran Populations series. The other 3 courses are:

  • Military Traumatic Stress
  • Biology of Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Resilience, Readjustment, Transition, and Treatment

The objectives of the Introduction to the Military and Training course are to understand the military structure, including:

  • branches
  • ranks
  • job/specialty
  • weapons and equipment


Vickie Wiese

In August of 1982 Dr. Wiese achieved a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. (Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, PSI CHI). In December, 1984 she successfully completed her Master ... read more

Who Should Attend

The intended audience includes:

  • Veteran Administrators
  • Private sector clinicians (MDs, NPs, primary care clinics, psychologists, social workers, case managers, addiction therapists, veterans benefits officers, interns, and trainees)
  • Teachers
  • Professors
  • Employment supervisors who will be working w/returning veterans and their families

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify basic military structure (including branches, rank, job/specialty, weapons & equipment, etc.)
  • Identify the steps of military training, the theory of military training, & the expected results of military training
  • Identify the theory behind military training
  • Identify the results of military training
  • Understand the meaning of some military jargon
  • Have & use resources for further education or referral

Dates and locations to be announced.