HST136 – Don McCasland – Combat Veteran and Therapist


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About Today’s Guest:

Donald McCasland, LCSW-CCTP is one of the Cohen Veteran’s Network’s committed therapists at the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone, in Clarksville, TN. As a veteran himself, Don uses his experiences during his 21 years in the service to better assist veterans and their family members by giving them the same quality care that saved his life. He is a big advocate of self-care and sees the importance of unplugging in nature, spending time with family, and engaging in other hobbies to de-stress and live a balanced lifestyle.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Don’s background and experience
  • Working with veterans as a veteran therapist
  • Getting veterans to seek treatment
  • Warrior’s Heart and Dr. Ed Tick
  • Alternative modalities to standard care
  • Military requiring service members to act in ways opposite of what they were taught as “right” as a child
  • Vet Centers
  • Similarities and differences of veterans from different eras
  • Veteran suicide
  • Cohen Veteran Network
  • The Functional Veteran Blog

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Don’s Web Site

Don’s profile on the Cohen Veteran Network

Don on Social Media:

Twitter


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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.