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Becoming a Military Culturally-Competent Counselor: Effective Rapport Building and Counseling Intervention Techniques when Working with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

  • 08 Feb 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)


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Description: Counselor education and training is scarce regarding the military culture and the significance of implementing military cultural competence when working with Military personnel and their families. This session will provide an overview of how military ethos and culture are infused into the military populace and the significance of adopting military-specific protocols into counseling practices. Attendees will assess their own knowledge and gain effective methods of integrating a culturally competent style when working with this complex and dynamic population.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690480

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690480. Exp. 3/31/19


Learning Objectives:

1. Understand your values, beliefs, and behaviors associated with military Services Members, Veterans and their families through the use of a self-assessment tool.

2.  Recognize the core complexities unique to the military lifestyle and understand how they function in reinforcing military ethos and culture in Service Members, Veterans and their families.

3. Incorporate ethical and military relevant cultural strategies to integrate into assessment and treatment planning of Service Members, Veterans and their families.

About the PresenterMaria Giuliana, LMHC 

Maria Giuliana, LMHC is an Ed D Student in the Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Program at Argosy University Tampa. She is employed by Magellan Health as a Military Family Life Counselor providing support services to eligible Service members and their families. She is also the founder and Clinical Director of Beyond The Matter Counseling and Consulting Services LLC in Jacksonville, FL providing therapy for individuals, couples and families in office and via tele-therapy. She is Regional Director (East) of Veterans Counseling Veterans and serves as a committee member of FMHCA Military Services Committee. As a 20-year Navy Veteran, her knowledge and expertise has been cultivated over the past 30 years along the backdrop of clinical, professional and personal affiliations with Service members, Veterans and their families. Her current research foci include military cultural competencies in counseling, counselor education and supervision.

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