Mind Melding with Members of the Military
Leo Mora, Jr., M.Sci., M.Div., LMFT
They're fellow Americans alright and represent about half of one percent of the U. S. population. They are the Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guard service members of the United States Armed Forces. Military service members, however, think, act, and see the world quite differently, have their own specialized vocabulary and customs, and at times encounter the horrors of war that appear to have all the drama of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.
So how can we as civilian therapists penetrate and engage the inner workings of the military mind? For those of us without military experience, working with U. S. Armed Forces can appear as uncharted territory - as daunting as it comes. But with the right amount of knowledge, some critical tips and insights, along with a compassion needed by anyone who breathes, the savvy mental health clinician can make substantial inroads into a specialized and unique subculture, radically impacting for good those who dedicate their lives in defense of the Red, White, and Blue.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: St. Mary's University Family Life Center-251 W. Ligustrum San Antonio, TX 78228
Free for SAAMFT Members and Subscribers
$15 for Non-Members
$10 for students (includes CEU certificate)
$5 for students (does not include CEU certificate)
About the Presenter.
Leo Mora, M.Div., M.Sci, LMFT, recently retired from the U. S. Army with almost 27 years of combined service with U. S. Armed Forces. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX. Leo is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is also a Certified Therapist and an EMDRIA Consultant-in-Training with the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), Austin, TX. Leo specializes in treating complex combat trauma among military personnel and veterans and considered by the U. S. Army Chaplain Corps as an expert in PTSD recovery. Leo provides therapy with individuals/couples/families and, upon request, with a faith-based approach. He treats depression, anxiety, grief/loss, acute sexual/eating/gambling addictions, and capably speaks to LGBT and ethnic minority issues and concerns.
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