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The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education. Past DCoE webinars can be viewed on the DCoE YouTube channel.

Post-­deployment Gender Differences in PTSD, Unhealthy Drinking

October 27, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Female service members play an integral role in U.S. military history and current operations. Women filled approximately 10 percent of all positions among deployed forces in recent conflicts. Yet, there is limited research specific to women’s combat experiences and post-­deployment problems.

This presentation will introduce attendees to recent research that focused on female service members and post-deployment gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and unhealthy drinking. The speakers will discuss VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines and empirically supported treatments for PTSD and substance use disorders.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants can:

  • Discuss gender similarities and differences in combat exposure and post-deployment health problems
  • Identify military and combat-related experiences associated with PTSD
  • Demonstrate empirically supported treatments for PTSD and alcohol use for service members


Rachel Sayko Adams, Ph.D., M.P.H
Scientist, Institute for Behavioral Health
Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy
Waltham, Massachusetts
Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.H
Senior Scientist, Institute for Behavioral Health
Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy
Waltham, Massachusetts
Nikki R. Wooten, Ph.D., L.I.S.W-CP
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, College of Social Work
Columbia, South Carolina


Maj. Demietrice L. Pittman, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Oct. 27, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.


Sign up for the webinar. Please note, registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account. Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Collaboration Services to attend the webinar.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team.


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