MFA4610EN - Psychological Healthcare for Veterans & Service Members

Course description

Current trends in programs and structures in military psychological healthcare which address common pyschological stressors will be analyzed. Students will identity and evaluate historical practices, popular support for these programs, pressure to transform these trends, and impications of modern trends for military members.

How this course benefits students

Students will be able to discern healthcare treatment in context of the constantly changing research and treatment options. They will also be able to which of the classical treatment options are still valid for today.

Why this course is important

Psycholigcal health is a core issue for military, their families, and veterans. Understanding their care systems is vital to assisting them finding and receiving appropriate assistance

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Military Family Advocacy
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Glori Sommerer, LPC, Professor of Military & Veteran Health

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The admonition to guard one's heart relates not only to resisting temtations, but to foster spiritual and psychological resilience and healing, the care of the soul.

Missionally driven

Understanding healthcare systems will help people who are interested in reaching out to the military community.

Contextually informed

Healthcare systems are central to the life and health of military members and their family. Understanding these systems will help in ministering in the military context.

Interculturally focused

Military members are a reflection of society as a whole. Psychological health is provided for many of the cultures found in the general society.

Practically minded

Psychological health in a sense is the ability to function well in society.

Experientially transformed

How people live their lives and receive care is a reflection of their psychological heatlh.