Ostrolenk speaks with Josh Mantz, a former Major in US Army, combat veteran, author of the book The Beauty of a Darker Soul, and a PhD candidate at the California Institute for Integral Studies.
Mantz will soon be launching the Asymmetric Therapist Program in January 2019, which seeks to arm clinical providers with the cultural context they need in order to delivery effective services to combat veterans and first responders. These clients, many of who have experience in asymmetric warfare and counterinsurgency, must face the moral and ethical implications of the modern-day operating environment and the associated trauma that can come with working in that environment. Participants of this program – which can include both clinicians and support peers – will gain an understanding of the trauma associated with warfare and how to effectively deliver services and support.
The course includes eight modules, one per week, and includes live group sessions that supports engagement between students and the professor. To learn more visit his website.