Basic Training: Working with Military Service Members – HPP 20

In this episode, Timothy Wienecke is going to give an insider’s perspective about the real issues that military service members face and the resources they need in order to live healthy and productive lives outside of service.

Timothy will open a dialogue about fears clinicians have about working with the military culture, sexual assault in the military and how to handle it with a client, how the military’s health care system differs the from civilian establishment, how the military enables a sense of purpose in its members and the loss the members often feel leaving the uniform, how common or uncommon is wartime trauma in this population, and why are veterans often better served by non-military specialist.

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Show Notes:

A therapist’s personal story as an airmen [1:00]

Short-term vs. long-term therapy solutions in the military [16:45]

Issues faced by national guard members [21:00]

How addiction is dealt with in the military [25:00]

What to avoid as a therapist with military personnel [36:00]

Basic Training: Working with Military Service Members

This episode comes from the moderated portion of Timothy Wienecke’s two-hour continuing education course in the Higher Practice Institute.

In his two-hour course, Basic Training: Working with Military Service Members, Timothy Wienecke explains the various branches, ranks, and types of service, the common assumptions clinicians have about military clients, how to address assumptions military members often have about mental health professionals, why the veteran community needs a more varied pool of clinicians, and common language used by the military culture about mental health challenges.

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Timothy Wienecke, MA, LPCC

Our guest today, Timothy Wienecke, was a primary trainer as a Signals Analyst with the NSA, a primary trainer for the Air Force’s Bystander Intervention program where he spent three years training over 3000 airmen how to notice and engage effectively to stop harassment and sexual assault, and is currently in private practice where he helps service members and educates around veteran issues. You can find more information at: