Military and Veterans

BCG is committed to ensuring that military members, veterans, and their families succeed in all aspects of life. Military members have sacrificed to ensure that all Americans can enjoy the benefits of freedom and democracy. We provide high-quality education and training for organizations and healthcare professionals who serve our nation’s heroes.

More Than A

(It’s a Lifestyle)


As active duty service members transition into civilian life and embrace the distinguished title of veteran, healthcare professionals, spiritual leaders, and others must gain the necessary knowledge to treat and support our heroes.

By developing a deeper understanding of the military culture, healthcare professionals and others will be better equipped to create stronger therapeutic alliances with service members and veterans, which can lead to more effective treatment outcomes, healthier families, and stronger communities.

BCG Solution

More Than a Job, It’s a Lifestyle: Why Healthcare Professionals Should Develop a Deeper Understanding of Military Culture

At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe various military branches such as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and explain the differences between Active Duty, Reserve, and the National Guard.
  2. Articulate what it means to be part of a military organization and explain reasons for military service the challenges and opportunities of military life, focusing on implications for direct practice, policy, and advocacy.
  3. Explain the various levels of diversity within the military and compare the lifestyles and issues of service members, veterans, and their families with their civilian counterparts.
  4. Identify treatment expansion opportunities to better serve vulnerable populations such as active duty service members and veterans.

Family Matters

Adjusting to Life After Deployments & Discharge


Returning home from deployment can be challenging in various ways for service members. They not only struggle to cope with the intense feelings from their deployment; they also wrestle with readjusting back into family life. Unfortunately, some service members return from deployment only to be discharged into the community. By recognizing these challenges and providing early support, healthcare professionals and others can help service members reintegrate into family life and society with less trauma.

BCG Solution

Family Matters: Why It Is So Difficult for Service Members to Reintegrate into Family Life after Deployments & Discharge from the Military

At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define the reintegration process.
  2. Identify reintegration difficulties seen in Service Members and their family.
  3. Articulate the importance of early intervention and identification of resources that help with reintegration.

Hidden Wounds

What Mental Health Looks Like
Hidden Wounds - What Mental Health Looks Like - Buckingham Consulting Group


History has shown that Service members and Veterans have not utilized behavioral health services as often as other vulnerable populations. This is despite numerous research literature showing that they are at higher risk of suffering from trauma and stress-related disorders such as Adjustment Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. These vulnerable populations typically do not seek help or receive preventive mental health treatment promptly due to stigma concerns and lack of access to culturally sensitive clinicians. The military culture is distinct in that both are defined by core values and beliefs that make help-seeking behavior challenging. Given this, healthcare professionals must develop the proper knowledge and skillset to deliver evidence-based treatments to this vulnerable population.

BCG Solution

Serving Those Who Served: Understanding Mental Health Challenges Faced by Military Members and Veterans

At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and other mental health issues related to Service Members and Veterans.
  2. Identify help-seeking challenges among military members.
  3. Develop knowledge of evidenced-based PTSD interventions that address the unique needs of this high-risk population.

Resilience Building

Our heroes deserve a fighting chance
Hidden Wounds (What Mental Health Looks Like - Buckingham Consulting Group


Resilience is defined differently for many individuals because it takes many forms and has various components. Still, most researchers agree that resilience is associated with an individual’s ability to bounce back after adversity. However, when faced with adversity, many Service Members struggle with understanding and modifying behaviors attributed to their hardship. This, in return, affects their ability to bounce back.

BCG Solution

An Introduction to Resilience Building: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Building Personal Resilience in Service Members

At the conclusion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define adversity and resilience.
  2. Review resilience research.
  3. Discuss resilience and factors for building resilience.
  4. Explain how cognitive transformation & resilient thinking can help clients cope with trauma and build resilience.
  5. Process Personal Resilience Stories (group activity).

Additional Training

  1. Promoting Community Connectedness to Prevent Suicidal Behavior Among Military Members and Veterans
  2. Saving Lives and Maximizing Resources with the Columbia Protocol
  3. An Introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Framework for Treating PTSD among Traumatized Service Members
  4. And more per request