Military Cultural Competence Through an Intersectional Lens

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Military Cultural Competence Through an Intersectional Lens
military cultural competence

CE Credit

2 CE's for Psychologists (nationally) and 2 CE's for Social Workers (Washington, DC only)

Intended For

Mental health professionals


Recorded Webinar - 2 Hours

This introductory-level recorded webinar will give participants a broad understanding of military culture. Health care providers will gain a cultural humility that is essential for effectively engaging, supporting, and treating military members, veterans, and their families.

Individuals often cite a lack of understanding and respect for their military-specific experiences as one of the primary barriers to seeking treatment or staying connected with therapy.  Military culture can impact an individual’s attitude toward treatment, and contribute to stigma over mental health care. Therefore, gaining military cultural competence is critical for providing better, focused health care to these patients. 

There are nearly 20 million veterans in the country, and as the military has made great strides in increasing the diversity of its members, the veteran population has become increasingly diverse. Furthermore, as our society confronts structural and institutional racism and other forms of discrimination, there is a recognition that the experiences of U.S. service members are also inextricably linked to other social identities that they carry.

This training will utilize the intersectional lens to approach military and veteran culture. Military and veteran populations are unique cultures shaped through the experience of other intersecting identities including race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We will focus on building cultural competency with military and veteran populations in both research and practice, and understanding how the experience of women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ service members and veterans have shaped their identity within the military.


By the end of this workshop, participants will attain military culture competence and be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the purpose for the social organization, customs, traditions, language, and ethos of the military and veteran culture.
  • Analyze how the veteran experience and the military culture have evolved through the past seventy years of war, conflict, peace, and significant world events.
  • Discuss the impact of intersectionality on individuals with different racial, ethnic, gender identity, and sexual orientation identities in the military.
  • Integrate a diverse cultural lens and cultural humility into research and practice with military and veteran populations.


  • Individual: $50



  • 2 CE’s for Psychologists (all states)
  • 2 CE’s for Social Workers (Washington, DC only

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PRESENTED BY: Ryan Landoll, PhD

Dr. Landoll received his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Children and Families from the University of Miami. He served as a clinical psychologist with the United States Air Force and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He received a second Master’s degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Health Professions Education and is dual board certified in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He continues to actively conduct research and teach military healthcare professionals and is passionate about the needs of military and veteran service members and their families.

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“Dr. Landoll is a dynamic and personable presenter”
“Very well done – comprehensive, thought provoking”
“I was impressed with Dr. Landoll’s insight about trauma and that he’s familiar with “moral injury.” In the general field of psychotherapy, most clinicians have never heard of that.
“Learned a great deal about the role of status/”class” within the military and how this intersects with hierarchical power outside of the military as well”


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The Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0105.

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  • Ryan Landoll, PhD

    Psychologist, Director of Psychological Testing and Evaluation

    Washington, D.C.

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