BBA Webinar: Representing Veterans in Discharge Upgrades: Effectively Advocating for Veterans with Mental Health Conditions (5/15/2020)

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Product No: 34337
Duration: 1.29 Hours
Publish Date : 5/15/2020

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Many of the men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces are cut off from veterans’ services and benefits because they were given a less-than-honorable discharge. They may have served in combat or have suffered physical or mental wounds, but are nevertheless unable to access much-needed treatment and support from federal and state veterans agencies because of their discharge status. In many cases, the origin of their need for support—for example, service-related post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury—also contributed to the conduct that led to their less-than-honorable discharges. New laws and guidance have liberalized the standards for upgrading discharges based on in-service mental health conditions, but certain skills and knowledge are critical to effectively advocating for a veteran with PTSD, TBI, or another mental health condition.

This program offers in-depth training about veterans who have mental health conditions related to their service. A former Army psychiatrist with expertise in forensic evaluations and a psychologist with expertise in veterans and trauma disorders will present basic information about mental health disorders and how they are treated, how the military addresses mental health, best practices for working with mental health experts, and tips for how to work with and interview a client who has experienced trauma.  The program will also offer updates on discharge upgrade law. The information will benefit both attorneys new to discharge upgrade practice and attorneys with some prior experience.


Dana Montalto
Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

Sandra Dixon Psy.D

Nathan Hartvigsen M.D.
Home Base Program

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