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Tier Two

Tier Two training teaches behavioral health providers information about challenges and difficulties clients may present with that are often associated with military service. Tier Two is a two-day classroom training. As a reminder, to attend Tier Two training, you have to have completed Tier One training.

Below you will find an overview of each of the courses for Tier Two.

TIER TWO: Classroom only

Alcohol and Drug Use in Military Veterans

  • Describe common trends in alcohol and drug use amongst civilian and military populations.
  • Identify strategies for screening and assessing military clients for substance use disorders.
  • Discuss top evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders.

  • Sleep Disorders: An Overview of Sleep Disorders Common in Military Members


  • Identify sleep disorders common to the military population.
  • Specify strategies to improve the assessment practices of common sleep disorders.
  • Describe appropriate treatments for sleep disorders common to the military population.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


  • Identify five types of PTSD assessment and the goals of each.
  • Identify appropriate assessment tools for each of the five types of PTSD assessment with a military population.
  • Discuss evidence-based treatments for PTSD in a military population

  • The Unique Challenges of Military Families


  • Discuss variability among military families (e.g., variability in family structure, members).
  • Identify normative stressors common to military families.
  • Describe mechanisms of resiliency and protective factors present in military families.

  • Ethical Considerations for Working with Military Members and Veterans


  • Define ethics as it relates to the role of the mental health provider.
  • Identify five (5) ethical challenges common to mental health providers working with the military population.
  • Discuss Gottlieb's model for avoiding dual relationships.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical decision making process through interactive discussion of military case examples during the presentation.

  • Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Suicidal Behavior Associated with Military Service: An Overview


  • Discuss the prevalence of suicide in the civilian and military population.
  • Identify warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors for suicidal behavior.
  • Understand theoretical underpinnings of suicidal behavior.
  • Discuss an empirically-supported therapy for treating military clients displaying suicidal behaviors.

  • Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the Military


  • Identify the mechanisms of brain injury common in a military population.
  • Discuss traumatic brain injury resources for military clients, families, and providers.
  • List best intervention practices for providers working with TBI.

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