Gregory Bisset


Trauma-Informed Training for Medical (Non-Mental Health) Providers for Military and Veterans Patients


Military service members and veterans often struggle with seeking help and addressing healthcare-related issues and ailments. Usually, the trauma that they face expands beyond that of combat-related trauma that frequently plays significant role in service members and veterans seeking health care. Trauma-informed care is an approach that can be implemented in healthcare settings to aid in improving healthcare provider/patient relationships, better-assessing healthcare needs, understanding potential barriers to treatment, and improving healthcare recommendation follow-through and outcomes. It becomes vital that, when working with service members and veterans, the impact of trauma is often enhanced during the time of service and that this population stands as the most significant risk of complex trauma. Thus, to provide the highest quality of care, it becomes vital that the whole health of the service members and veterans is considered. Trauma-informed care fosters and atmosphere of respect towards service members and veterans, acknowledging all potential traumas they have experienced and how this has impacted healthcare thus far. One cannot provide impactful treatment for future outcomes without understanding and giving dignity and worth to the individual about the traumatic experiences they have endured in their past.


Gregory George Bisset is a Doctor of Social Work Candidate at the University of Kentucky, concentrating in Military Behavioral Health, and is anticipated to graduate in May of 2024. Mr. Bisset is a dual alumni of Salisbury University, having achieved his Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology and minor in statistics and his Master of Social Work in 2018. Mr. Bisset also holds a Post-bachelor certificate from Wilmington University, focusing on trauma-informed approaches in May 2019. Mr. Bisset is also a Marine Corps veteran, having graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depo in Parris Island, South Carolina, in April of 2009.

Mr. Bisset is employed full-time with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Maryland Health Care Systems, as the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Outreach Senior Social Worker of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Mr. Bisset works part-time as a Behavioral Health Clinician for Partners in Public Safety Solutions, Inc., and is contracted to the Milford Police Department in Milford, DE. Mr. Bisset holds active licensure and certifications as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware, Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Delaware, Certified Mental Health Screener in Delaware, and Certified First Responder Counselor through Academy Hour.

Mr. Bisset’s research interests include trauma-informed care for healthcare professionals treating service members and veterans and improving healthcare delivery for service members and veterans. Mr. Bisset’s focus on improving the overall quality of care and increase medical adherence for veterans struggling with chronic healthcare-related issues and co-morbid issues.