Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Specialty Practicum

Course Number: PMH 72131
1 Credit

This course covers "Topics in Deployment Psychology" focusing on areas that impact service members and their families including issues during deployment cycle, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), sexual assault, and sleep needs. Each topic area is presented by experts in the mental health field from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine perspective. Training in two therapy models effective in reducing the effects of PTSD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) will be offered. Students must choose one therapy model, participate in the training, and write a paper based on a case study as to how the chosen therapy would be utilized. Thus, the practicum provides the student valuable insight into the global mental health care needs and assets currently available and in practice that meet the psychological demands of our nationís multi-service armed forces including their families.