Iraq War Clinician Guide: Topics Specific to the Psychiatric Treatment of Military Personnel

Background Issues, Assessment Guidelines and Treatment of the Returning Iraq War Veteran

About the Course:

This course addresses topics specific to the psychiatric treatment of military personnel, background issues, assessment guidelines, and treatment for the returning veteran of the Iraq War.


National Center for PTSD and the Department of Veterans Affairs

Publication Date:

June 2004


National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about topics specific to the psychiatric treatment of military personnel. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain a brief description of the history and current structure of the United States Military Forces.

  2. Identify the background issues and assessment guidelines for the returning Iraq War veteran.

  3. Describe the helping context for active duty verses veterans seeking health care.

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