Military Mental Health and Behavioral Health – MILT 475

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will present an introduction to the assessment and treatment of military mental and behavioral health issues, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and related stressors. Topics to be covered include “best practices” for treating depression, suicidal ideation, addictions, and other prevalent mental and behavioral disorders.

Prerequisite

MILT 275

Rationale

This class is an undergraduate level presentation of the prominent mental health issues faced by military personnel, including TBI, PTSD and other stress-related problems, together with “best practices” in assessment and treatment. MILT 475, Military Mental & Behavioral Health, covers the primary issues that trouble so many of our returning veterans and provides information on types of intervention.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects on the body, mind, emotions, and spiritual dimension of military personnel.
  2. Explain the nature of Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and TBI as well as the effects on the body, mind, emotions, and spiritual dimension of the individual.
  3. Contrast various types of treatment for PTSD/Combat-related PTSD, and TBI.
  4. Examine all issues, theories, assumptions, materials, etc., presented in the course in accord with current scholarly standards and practices.
  5. Examine all issues, theories, assumptions, materials, etc., presented in the course through the lens of Scripture.
  6. Analyze the components of comprehensive trauma assessment, considering the differential impact trauma has on individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

The student will complete 4 Discussion Board Forums in this course, which are the online equivalent of a classroom discussion among students. An initial thread of at least 300 words is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, and a minimum of 2 replies of at least 150 words each are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday. Threads should address the topic in a clear and concise fashion, using outside sources (quotes from our texts, other books and/or journal articles) as needed to support one’s point.

Research Paper

This assignment will be completed in two parts:

Reference List

The student will compile a list of at least 12 references in APA format to be used for his/her research paper. This reference list should be 2–3 pages in length, not including the title page.

Paper

The student will write a 10–12 page research paper in this course. Content, grammar and APA style will be evaluated. A title page and abstract are required and are in addition to the 10–12 pages of body.

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete four quizzes in this course. Each quiz is a combination of multiple-choice and true/false questions based on the assigned reading and study. All quizzes are open-book/open-notes.