Training on military mental health part of APA-sponsored Give an Hour Celebration of Service event

The April 7 training conference will provide future psychologists the tools necessary to treat members of the military and their families.

Future mental health professionals can learn to recognize and treat the invisible wounds of war at Give an Hour’s Celebration of Service, April 6-8, in Washington, D.C. APA is co-sponsoring the event, which brings together experts in military culture, military medicine, mental health and civic engagement. Sessions will address issues such as the use of technology to support service members and their families, nontraditional forms of healing and the effect of war on children.

Give an Hour is a national nonprofit organization that provides free mental health services to military personnel, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones and their communities. It was founded by APA member and APA presidential citation awardee Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD.