Ted C. Bonar, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized professional mental healthcare trainer and speaker at conferences and universities. He is the Executive Director of the Campus Readiness Project, a National Trainer at Mental Health First Aid USA, a Featured Trainer for the Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Services, and he runs a successful private practice and psychological services consulting organization in Columbus, OH. He was previously the Chief of Continuing Education Programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology, where he oversaw and implemented training programs focused on common military-related behavioral healthcare curriculum including evidence-based treatment of PTSD, suicide risk and prevention, depression, substance abuse, reintegration concerns, and multicultural elements related to military and veterans.

Dr. Bonar has held clinical positions at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center, and private practice in both Bethesda, MD and Columbus, OH. Dr. Bonar is a highly regarded subject matter expert in working with military and veterans on university campuses, and has spoken at over 100 universities and national conferences as a featured presenter. He is a specialist and consultant in providing short-term, evidence-based treatment of PTSD in university counseling centers and private practice, and regularly provides national instructor trainings and classes for Mental Health First Aid. A frequent keynote presenter at various conferences and workshops, Dr. Bonar was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Alum award by Argosy University/Chicago.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Ted’s background and professional experience
  • Approaching veteran mental health from a non-veteran perspective
  • Differences between Veteran Mental Health and other populations
  • Learning how to hear shocking things
  • Community and providers jumping to the conclusion that all veterans have PTSD
  • Developing cultural competence with military populations without a military background
  • The Center for Deployment Psychology
  • Teaching military culture to non-military populations
  • Shifting between types of therapy

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

The Center for Deployment Psychology

Ted on Twitter

Ted’s LinkedIn profile

Ted’s Web site





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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.