24 Register Online at www.williamjames.edu/ce Military and Veterans Psychology | Narrative Therapy 24 The Modern Military and Veteran Family: Caregivers to Men and Women Returning from War An estimated 4.4 million family members provide at-home care for many of our nation’s aging military veterans, with another 1.1 million attending to those who have fought recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While many such families demonstrate remarkable resilience and post-traumatic growth, a recent Rand Corporation study has revealed that among post-911 military spouses and parents, as well as among children who remain at home, the stress and emotional demands of caregiving is associated with heightened depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress, behavioral problems, and family violence. In addition to the Rand Study, a recent state- wide needs assessment conducted by William James College has demonstrated a strong need for increased awareness about military families among workers in the many veteran organi- zations that serve them. This one-day conference will explore the unique values, culture, and experiences of military families, as well as the power of their role in veterans’ readjustment and recovery. Professionals and paraprofessional helpers attending this conference will also learn about contemporary programs to help military families, along with workplace strategies for bring- ing meaningful relief to the spouses, parents, and children of our nation’s warriors. Conference Coordinator Robert Dingman, EdD Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services and William James College Friday, April 27, 2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm MMVF | 6 CE Credits | $140 (includes lunch) Graduate Students, General Public, Other Professionals | No CE Credits | $70 (includes lunch) Introduction to Narrative Therapy: A Social Justice Approach This online course will cover an introduction to the following topics: • Narrative Worldview, including its philosophical assumptions and ethics; • De-Centered and Influential Stance of the Narrative Practitioner; • De-Constructing Conversation Skills, which helps people identify and separate themselves from problems; • Re-Authoring Conversation Skills, which help people identify and grow stories that support their values and preferred next steps in life. Completing this introductory online course is a critical first step toward becoming a skillful narrative practitioner. The course is designed to be taken entirely online. Students will interact with their instructor and classmates online for ten weeks. Students can login and participant in the ten weekly modules on their own schedule, provided they meet the weekly deadlines. NT30 | 30 CE Credits | $960 Limited to 30 participants Instructor Stephen R. Gaddis, PhD, The online course will run from Monday, September 17- Friday, November 30, 2018 There will be two scheduled, online meetings: Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm Military & Veterans Psychology Narrative Therapy