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Cafe Connection

A Virtual Coffee Break Series for Counseling CEUs

Nicholls Students, Faculty and Staff

Registration for this event is FREE but REQUIRED.   Please complete the form below.

Counseling professionals please use the registration button to the right.

Counseling Cafe Connection

Nicholls Student, Faculty or Staff(Required)

Title:  Empowering Behavioral Health Professionals: Enhancing Veteran Cultural Competency & Suicide Prevention

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Date:  Friday, June 21, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost:  $25.00 for Counseling Professionals
*Free for Nicholls Students, Faculty and Staff

CEU Info: The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education clock hours.  This presentation has been reviewed and has been approved for 3.0 General CE clock hours in Diagnosis for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.


  • Renard Dominique, Ed.D and
  • Ronell Day, MA


This presentation aims to equip behavioral health practitioners with the necessary tools and insights to better serve the veteran community. As veterans often face unique challenges stemming from their military service, it’s crucial for practitioners to cultivate veteran cultural competency and integrate specialized strategies into their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of veteran cultural competency and its role in behavioral health practice.
  2. Integrate suicide prevention strategies into your work with veterans.
  3. Identify military culture’s key values, norms, and traditions.
  4. Recognize challenges during veterans’ transition to civilian life and their mental health impact.
  5. Challenge common stereotypes and myths about veterans.
  6. Tailor community-based practices to respect diverse veteran backgrounds.
  7. Identify factors contributing to veterans’ mental health issues and recognize common mental health challenges among veterans such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
  8. Create a safe and supportive environment for discussing suicide.
  9. Collaboratively develop safety plans and mitigate suicide risk with veterans.
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