CE Credits: 1.00
Speaker(s): Frank N. Thomas, PhD; Michael D. Howard, EdD
Public support of US military personnel has always transcended politics. But the costs to those who serve in uniform are often high, and the effects of war, deployment, and separation from families and communities are extensive. In this plenary, Drs. Frank Thomas and Michael Howard examine the military culture and its distinctive structure and language. The focus of their exchanges will also address the physical, emotional, moral, and relational injuries military personnel experience and how MFTs can effectively respond. Finally, conversation will center on how MFTs as systems thinkers are uniquely qualified to positively impact military personnel and their families beyond the therapy room as healing influences in the community in addition to those seeking services.