A helpful discussion about the basics for supporting Military Families, from norms to interventions

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    With a plethora of guides for parenting on the market, there are only a few known that are specifically targeted to parents who are raising their children as active duty military members. This course provides an introduction to military family culture, reviews special stressors that military parents, children, and families face, and presents for mental health professionals working with military parents a framework for developing a comprehensive and long-term parenting plan. The framework can be utilized as a means for assisting military families with children who are developing and adapting normally. This framework can also as be used as foundation for consolidating clinical interventions.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List at least three unique stressors that military parents face during their military career; List at least three unique stressors that military children face while their parents are in the military; Outline a framework for assisting military parents in developing a long-term strategic plan for raising their children

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Alan R. Scheuermann, PhD

Military Families Expert

Dr. Alan Scheuermann is a child, adolescent and family psychologist who has practiced exclusively with military families for the past 21 + years. He obtained his Ph.D. in child and family clinical psychology in 1998 from Georgia State University. He has worked in multiple systems and agencies in his work with military families, and was the Director of the United States Army Medical Command’s Child and Family Behavioral Health Services and School Based Behavioral Health Program in Bavaria, Germany and has presented and written about working with military families at various conferences. He is currently a Pediatric Psychologist for the United States Naval Hospital in Guam. He has special interest in advocating for vulnerable children, including LGBTQ+ youth. He is also a Certified Trainer in Feedback Informed Treatment with the International Center for Clinical Excellence. Please visit him on LinkedIn.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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