Military members and their families face unique demands and stresses including repeated, prolonged family separations, frequent family relocation, dislocation from informal support systems, extraordinary physical and psychological risk to the service member, and challenges related to role stress during reintegration of returning service member.  As of 2000, Kentucky had a veteran population of over 336,000 (US Census Bureau, 2012).

This certificate provides a specialized curriculum designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective and culturally-sensitive behavioral healthcare services to veteran and military populations, whether these services are provided in military healthcare systems or in community settings.

Dr. Chris Flaherty University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Social Work Doctoral Program
Certificate Director
Chris Flaherty, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
College of Social Work
649 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
(859) 257-3254
Chris.flaherty@uky.edu