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Clinical Military Counseling Skills, Online Self-Study

By July 3, 2019May 15th, 2020Professional Development

Course Description

Qualified professionals are eminently needed to provide competent services to active duty service members, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and their families across the different military branches and in a variety of settings. The Clinical Military Counseling Skills course is based on the Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC) credential offered through the Telehealth Certificate Institute. Participants will increase their knowledge, awareness, and skills in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of military vs. civilian or community mental health and related services. Participants’ are offered comprehensive material related to the service member and veterans’ medical, psychosocial, behavioral, mental health, family life, vocational, and career transition needs. This course includes over an hour of recorded instruction and 174 slides of content. This course includes 1.5 contact hours at no cost.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the unique attributes of military culture and explain how military mental health services are different from civilian mental health services.
  • Describe some unique differences in terms of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of active service members and veterans.
  • Discuss the medical and psychosocial aspects of treating military within the deployment cycle and family dynamics.
  • Identify the unique vocational rehab and career transition aspects of active duty service members transitioning to civilian life.
  • Explore the principles of military resiliency and coping resources that assist active service members and veterans to live optimally.


Mark A. Stebnicki, Ph.D., LPC, DCMHS, CRC, CCM, CMCC is a Give an Hour provider, and a Professor and Coordinator of the Military and Trauma Counseling (MTC) Certificate Program in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation at East Carolina University. In 2015, he developed one of the nation’s first military counseling certificates within a CACREP-accredited counselor education program. Dr. Stebnicki is an active teacher, researcher, and psychotherapy practitioner with over 30 years’ experience working with adolescents and adults that have had exposure to extraordinary stressful and traumatic events, grief, loss, chronic illness, and disability.  For over 30 years his work with both civilian and military trauma in the rehabilitation and mental health field are reflected in 8 professional texts, 28 journal articles, and over 100 presentations given regionally, statewide, and throughout the nation. He has served on many statewide and national professional counseling boards and organizations. Overall, these experiences have been cultivated and advanced in the Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC) program he developed in 2016.

Telehealth Certification Institute LLC

Raymond Barrett created Telehealth Certification Institute LLC in May of 2014 with the goals of providing behavioral health providers with the consultation and training they need. Providing telemental health allows them to reach more clients, expand their practice, and give more people access to mental healthcare. In its six years, Telehealth Certification Institute has expanded to providing telehealth consultations to several different organizations and more than a dozen courses. These courses include training for the telehealth novice, the experienced practitioner, and everyone in between. Students and trainees have the option to participate in Live-webinars, On-site Courses, and Online Self-study Courses. Telehealth Certification Institute has trained over nine thousand clinicians (and counting!), and consistently receives top scores in participant course evaluations.  Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved continuing education provider by professional associations such as NBCC, ASWB and NAADAC. The Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is registered in NY.

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