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Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families

The Graduate Certificate in Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families is an interdisciplinary program that trains students and professionals to conduct clinical assessments, write clinical case formulations, and implement interventions that are militarily-relevant and culturally-responsive to the military context and the unique family stressors, readjustment, and behavioral health needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families within military, veteran, civilian, educational, community, and occupational settings. 

The Graduate Certificate for Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families is designed to develop knowledge about the military and military culture, understand the signature injuries associated with different military conflicts and those associated with military life, and understand intervention and rehabilitation strategies that are effective when working with military and veteran populations.

The certificate program is taught primarily online and intended for interdisciplinary students and professionals who desire to increase their knowledge and skills in providing social and behavioral health services to military members, veterans, and their families. 

Curriculum Requirements

The Graduate Certificate for Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families requires the completion of 18 credit hours:

  • SOWK 737: Overview of Social Work with the Military, Veterans and Their Families 
  • SOWK 738: Military Mental Health and the Impact of Trauma 
  • SOWK 739: Intervention Strategies in Military Behavioral Health and Combat-related Issues
  • SOWK 758: Dynamics of Substance Abuse
  • Six hours of electives

Additional information about the certificate program is located in the Graduate Studies Bulletin.


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