Presenter: Jesse Frender has worked closely with Canadian military personnel and veterans, with close to 1000 hours of contact in both clinical and research contexts. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, in private practice in downtown Vancouver, and a member of the casual staff with Patient & Family Counselling, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre. He has conducted research with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS), the UBC Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma, the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).He holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a BA from the University of Victoria.
These rounds will explore the distinct cultural experience of military service, as well as the increased prevalence of both clinical and sub-clinical traumatic experiences, and how these forces may shape the way military and veteran patients interact with civilian medical care providers. Topics will include:
• trust, respect, authority
• stigmatization and the experience of being ill or injured
• anger, rage, dissociation, shame
• violence, death & suicide
Grounded in the presenter’s direct clinical and research experiences, these rounds aim to assist civilian health care providers with establishing effective professional relationships with their military patients, by providing new perspectives and simple, concrete interpersonal tools.