This training provides active duty and civilian mental health providers with information about evidenced-based interventions that can be used with military and Veteran couples. It begins with a review of the basic demographics of military couples and a discussion of normative stressors associated with military marriages, as well as the impact of deployment on couples. Then three evidence-based couples interventions derived from Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Sue Johnson and other experts are presented with explanation of ways they can be used with military and Veteran couples. The training concludes with an exploration of relationship strengths and resilience factors, with an emphasis on promoting resilience in military couples.
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Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D. is the Lead, Military Families & CBT for Depression at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She joined the CDP in 2009 as a deployment behavioral health psychologist at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Prior to joining the CDP, Dr. Weinstock spent three years working for the Navy’s Fleet & Family Support Program, where she provided counseling services to military members and their families.
Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of Emory University and received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York-Buffalo. She completed her internship at the Brockton, Massachusetts VA Medical Center and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical research and addictive disorders at the Brown University Training Consortium.
As a military spouse, Dr. Weinstock has a first-hand understanding of the demands of military service on the family. Her professional interests include deployment related mental health issues, the assessment and treatment of PTSD and depression, and the impact of military life on the family.
Financial: Marjorie Weinstock is employed by Center for Deployment Psychology.
Non-financial: Marjorie Weinstock has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
April Thompson, LCSW, is a clinical social worker currently working as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and delivery of both live and web-based trainings to military and civilian mental health providers on deployment-related topics.
Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and her Master of Social Work degree from University of Pennsylvania.
For over 20 years, Ms. Thompson has specialized in military child and family issues especially in the area of domestic violence and family maltreatment prevention, response and treatment. She has worked as a clinical counselor on military bases in Japan, Florida, Virginia and Hawaii. Prior to joining CDP, Ms. Thompson was a clinical care coordinator overseeing the training and quality control of clinical documentation for contracted counselors working at Navy bases throughout the continental United States.
Financial: April Thompson is employed by Center for Deployment Psychology.
Non-financial: April Thompson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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