Mental Health of Service Members, Veterans and Families

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Enhance Your Care for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

We are proud to help mental health professionals provide the best care possible to the extended military community. Please take advantage of our free courses and sessions.

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Dozens of free courses and sessions available on demand all year long.

Many service members and veterans seek care outside the military health care system. This directly impacts mental health and primary care professionals. You must be able to effectively screen and treat this population of patients.

We invite you to participate in all of our free education listed below. These courses and sessions are presented in collaboration with Home Base, a partnership of Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Visible and Invisible Wounds of War

Screening and treating service members, veterans and their family members requires training, skills and knowledge. Our education focuses on helping you improve outcomes across a variety of conditions these individuals may face.

  • • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • • Substance use disorders
  • • Violence and aggression
  • • Chronic pain
  • • Sleep disorders

Our education also addresses health-related, cultural and community issues related to supporting the unique needs of military families.

  • • Building resiliency
  • • Recognizing suicide risk
  • • Couples therapy for PTSD
  • • Reintegration challenges
  • • Reproductive health in female veterans
  • • Health needs of student veterans
  • • And much, much more!

Our education is developed with hands-on guidance from the clinical experts at Home Base. Home Base is the only private sector clinic in New England and the largest private sector clinic in America with the sole focus of helping at-risk veterans and military families regain the lives they once had. By caring for veterans in a family-based clinic, and by working in cooperation with the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), Home Base serves as a replicable model to promote the health and well-being of veterans nationwide.

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On-demand Sessions

More than 30 free online sessions that help health care professionals address the challenges faced by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.

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From the War Zone to the Home Front: Supporting the Mental Health of Veterans and Families


The CME/CE-certified sessions in this series are led by renowned clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the VA Healthcare System.

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All content is available on-demand


Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members and Post 9/11 Veterans


On-demand trainings that help first responders and other health care professionals identify and address invisible wounds of war in service members and veterans. Find resources and insights about treatments for individuals who suffer from a variety of invisible wounds. This includes substance use, suicide risk and much more.


Louis Chow, PhD; Timothy J. Petersen, PhD;
John M. Rodolico, PhD; Lauren K. Richards, PhD;
Naomi M. Simon, MD, MSc; Magda Wojtowicz, PhD
All content is available on-demand

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Online Courses

These free, flexible courses run several times per year. Each course allows you to complete assignments whenever your practice schedule allows. Content is fully accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet so you can participate from your home, office or anywhere else.

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Mental Health Care for Family Members of Post 9/11 Veterans: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Impact of the Invisible Wounds of War on Families


This course provides an inter-generational understanding of invisible wounds of war. It looks at their impact on parents, partners and children of veterans. This includes posttraumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury and substance use disorders.

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Paula K. Rauch, MD


Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Acute Management, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation


A full overview of diagnostic criteria, assessment techniques, recovery patterns, and rehabilitation strategies for traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Enhance your skills so you can improve outcomes for veterans with mild TBI, mental health conditions and chronic pain.

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Grant L. Iverson, PhD
Next course begins on April 3, 2017


Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Service Members and Veterans into Mental Health Care


An interactive course on how to use motivational interviewing to help individuals get the treatment they need. It includes videos, an array of resources and a discussion board to dialogue with colleagues and faculty.

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John M. Rodolico, PhD; Joji Suzuki, MD;
Paula K. Rauch, MD

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Theater of War

We partner with several organizations on a national tour to engage communities in powerful discussions about visible and invisible wounds of war. These events mobilize citizens and resources to help improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families.

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Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour


Over two years, this national tour staged 50 events in 25 communities across the country with military populations. It educated more than 5,200 citizens on how to best support service members, veterans, their families, and their communities.

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