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Assessing and Reducing Violence in Military Veterans


by Eric Elbogen, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)
Seminar date: 8/2/2017

Description: Dr. Elbogen will review the risk factors shown to relate to violence in veteran populations and discuss the complex relationships between posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol misuse, and violent behavior. He will also present on protective factors associated with lower odds of aggression in veterans, which can point to psychosocial rehabilitation interventions for risk management. Finally, Dr. Elbogen will outline a recovery-oriented and empirically-structured process for assessing and reducing violence risk in clinical practice. Participants will: •Review up-to-date empirical literature on violence in veteran populations. •Report data on aggression in veterans from a national sample. •Discuss how psychosocial rehabilitation can help reduce violence in veterans. •Learn systematic procedure to assess risk of violence in veterans. Intended audience: clinicians and researchers interested in assessing and reducing violence in military Veterans.



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