Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Veterans, Service Members and Military-Connected Family Members

Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Veterans, Service Members and Military-Connected Family Members


Webinar via Zoom

CE Credit

1.5 CE's for Psychologists (nationally) and 1.5 CE's for Social Workers in NY and VA (DC pending application approval)

Intended For

Mental health professionals, social workers, therapists, psychiatrists, and medical professionals


Friday June 16th, 2023. 10:30 am - Noon

This workshop  explores the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ military-connected individuals, including current service members, veterans, and families. The focus is on understanding how sexual orientation and gender identity intersect with military culture and how this has changed throughout the reversal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the ban on transgender service members.

Led by a military psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist, this introductory level webinar  uses an intersectional lens to give participants a broader understanding of military culture as it relates to LGBTQ+ issues. Providers will gain a cultural humility that is important to more effectively engage, support, and treat LGBTQ+ military members, veterans, and their families.

This program builds on a previous workshop: Using an Intersectional Lens to Approach Cultural Competency with Military and Veteran Populations. Attendance at the previous workshop is not a prerequisite for enrolling in this training, which focuses exclusively on LGBTQ+ issues.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ military service members, veterans, and family members.

  • Identify biases and cultural barriers that may impede effective treatment for LGBTQ service members: Participants will become aware of their own biases and assumptions, and how they may impact the therapeutic relationship with military service members and veterans from diverse backgrounds.

  • Integrate strategies for addressing cultural barriers in treatment: Participants will learn practical strategies for improving communication and building rapport with military service members and veterans from diverse backgrounds.


    • Individual with CE credit: $40  ($35 Early Bird discounted fee if you register prior to June 2nd)
    • Student/Non-CE participant: $30


    •  If you are unable to attend the live session, please register for the home study recorded option to view at your convenience. Home Study will be available several days after the webinar presentation.  REGISTER FOR HOME STUDY


  • 1.5 CE’s for Psychologists (all states), and 1.5 CE’s for Social Workers in NY and VA (DC pending application approval)

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PRESENTED BY: Jessica Bunin, MD and Ryan Landoll, PhD 

Colonel Jessica Bunin, MD, FACP, FCCM is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After completing her residency, she returned to West Point where she served as a Psychiatrist. In 2019, she transitioned to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) where she served as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where she serves as Program Director for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She is now a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USUHS.

Dr. Ryan Landoll is a clinical psychologist at The Ross Center. He 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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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.

Ross Management Services, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0701

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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  • Ryan Landoll, PhD


    Washington, D.C.

  • Jessica Bunin, MD, FACP, FCCM


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