There are 3 Continuing Education Units included with this course.
This course is designed to help counselors understand the risk factors faced by military veterans and their families and the impact of trauma, suicide and barriers veterans face in seeking help. The warning signs are identified, while practical and biblical solutions are also offered for those who work with this population.
MCC 101: Helping Private Ryan Part I
This panel discussion focuses on understanding the risk factors, surrounding dynamics, and intervention strategies for military suicide. The panelists describe the barriers servicemen and women face in seeking help, as well as how to encourage help-seeking behaviors.
MCC 102: Helping Private Ryan Part II
This presentation presents a panel discussion on the topic of military trauma and suicide. Methods of helping survivors are discussed and the characteristics of adaptive and maladaptive grief are also examined.
MCC 103: The Journey from Trauma to Transformation
Gary Beikirch, Ph.D. and Loreen Beikirch
In this lesson, students will be exposed to the story of Sergeant Gary Beikirch, a man who received the Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam. Gary Beikirch, along with his wife Lolly, shares his experiences of healing and restoration from combat related PTSD, providing background information, as well as the reasons regarding why counseling is important to anyone suffering from trauma related PTSD.