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Unseen Warfare: Bridging Emotional Frontlines with Holistic Care for Veterans and Their Loved Ones

  • 02 May 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 03 May 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • 2101 Vista Pkwy West Palm Beach, FL 33411
  • 150


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Available until April 3rd 2024
  • Available until April 3rd 2024


Description: Join us for a transformative workshop that ventures into the uncharted territories of military trauma, exploring the invisible wounds carried silently by our veterans. "Unseen Warfare: Bridging Emotional Frontlines with Holistic Care for Veterans and Their Loved Ones" promises not just a window into the nuanced world of military culture and identity but an immersive journey that brings to light the veiled psychological, emotional, and spiritual battles encountered during and post-service.

Through a blend of rich narratives, expert insights, engaging activities, and practical scenarios, we'll walk together on a path that enhances our understanding of military trauma and empowers us to become allies, advocates, and healing pillars for our veterans and their families. Together, let’s forge pathways to healing, bridging the divide, and illuminating the silent battlefields within, crafting a future where no veteran walks alone.

Join us in this pivotal journey of understanding, empathy, and unified support, where we move beyond clinical practices to embrace, acknowledge, and facilitate holistic healing for our heroes and their networks. Your participation contributes to a collective stride towards dissipating the shadows of unseen warfare, enabling light, understanding, and supportive care to seep into the silent battlefields of our veterans.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Unraveling the Threads of Military Culture: Participants will be able to identify and describe key aspects of military culture, emphasizing the values, traditions, and challenges specific to Post-9/11 service members.
  2. Illuminating Invisible Wounds: Participants will define and explain the concept of invisible wounds, identifying signs, symptoms, and risk factors pertinent to military trauma.
  3. Empathetic Engagement with Veterans: Participants will apply principles of empathetic communication and deploy appropriate strategies to facilitate knowledgeable and sensitive interactions with veterans, especially those experiencing invisible wounds.
  4. Navigating Through the Challenges of Seeking Care: Participants will identify and critically analyze the common obstacles that servicemembers encounter when seeking care for invisible wounds. Objective 5: Encompassing the Support Network of Veterans: Participants will describe the vital role of immediate families and loved ones (primary and secondary connections) in the wellbeing of veterans and demonstrate how to effectively integrate them into care plans.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1155178 

General Credits: 16

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.  FMHCA 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

    About the Presenter:

    An ardent advocate for holistic well-being, Maria Giuliana, LMHC, leads with a distinct voice in trauma-informed counseling, focusing keenly on military trauma and LGBTQI populations. As the Founder of Beyond The Matter Counseling and Consulting Services LLC, Florida, and Military Services Committee Chair for FMHCA, Maria's expertise shines through her in-depth workshops on military cultural competency. Her seasoned presentations highlight best practices, ethical considerations, and innovative strategies, emphasizing transformative healing for veterans and their families. A beacon in continuous learning, Maria's endeavors bridge mental health professionals with the silent battlefields of veterans' lives.

    Theresa Gathers, a seasoned USAF veteran with over 16 years of pivotal leadership in combat and nuclear security, profoundly impacted policy reform, notably in sexual assault and mental health. Founder and Chief Vision Officer of Athena Unchained Coaching and Consulting LLC, she's also a Brené Brown Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and an esteemed leadership coach, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology of Emotions, enriching her notable academic and practical expertise in transformative leadership and policy advocacy.

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