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EmpowerEd: PTSD & Relationships

EmpowerEd PTSD & Relationships

January 25 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm CST

We know that many of the families in our network are living with a family member with a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, and looking for support on how to support their loved one as well as themselves. PTSD deeply impacts both the individual experiencing symptoms as well as their relationships with friends, loved ones, and family members.

While many evidence-based treatments for PTSD focus on the individual, Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (CBCT-PTSD), is a unique treatment where the couple is the client. CBCT-PTSD helps the individual experiencing PTSD manage their symptoms, bringing their partner in to understand and support, as well as addresses relationship health and satisfaction.

This seminar will offer an overview of CBCT-PTSD and provide some tips and tools. Are you walking on eggshells around your spouse/partner? Do you have communication challenges within your relationships? Are there intimacy issues? As a loved one, are you struggling with compassion fatigue? We hope this seminar can help answer some of those questions!

Our speaker, Alton McCallum JR, EdD is a Westpoint graduate and US Army combat veteran, who himself experienced PTSD when returning home from war. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he has worked with many service members, veterans, and their families to help manage the impact PTSD has on their lives and relationships.

There will be a peer support complement event on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 6 pm CT with VSN Program Director, Hannah O'Brien. As the spouse of a Marine Corps veteran with PTSD, she will facilitate a discussion from the peer lens on managing the impact of PTSD on a relationship. For more information or to register please click HERE.

The EmpowerEd trainings/seminars are open to the wider military-affiliated community and are offered Free of charge. Encouraged participants include the spouse or partner of an active duty service member or post-service veteran, a caregiver or divorced spouse from a veteran or active duty service member, or an active duty service member or veteran.