HST070 Military Family Mental Health with Shara Ruffin

Summary:

Shara is a licensed psychotherapist that provides therapeutic support to enhance the lives of others with specializations in grief and loss, veteran behavioral health, mindfulness, and trauma counseling. As a Navy brat and a former military spouse, she understands the issues that arise from deployments and family separation.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Shara’s background and experience
  • Being the child of a military service member
  • Abandonment and detachment as a military child
  • Transition out of the military through the eyes of a child
  • Experience as a military spouse
  • Cultural Competence in mental health counseling
  • Military spouse clinicians supporting military spouses
  • Military service compounding challenges in the family
  • Posttraumatic Growth

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.