Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members: A Guide for the Non…

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EditorNathan D. Ainspan, Craig Bryan, Walter E. Penk

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The United States is in the midst of the largest military demobilization in its history. This is leading to an increase in the demand for mental health clinicians who can provide services to hundreds of thousands of military veterans and members of the military. Nearly two million Americanshave been deployed to the wars in the Middle East, and thousands of them have been deeply affected, either psychologically, physically, or both. Projections suggest that 300,000 are returning with symptoms of PTSD or major Depression; 320,000 have been exposed to probable Traumatic Brain Injuries;and hundreds of thousands are dealing with psychological effects of physical injuries. Other veterans and members of the military without injuries will seek treatment to help them with the psychological impact of serving in the military, being deployed, or transitioning and reintegrating back into the civilian world. As an example, hundreds of thousands of service members are alsoleaving the armed forces earlier than they anticipated and will need to quickly adjust to life as civilians after assuming that they would have many more years in the military. Many will be leaving the military because of demobilizations and downsizing due to budget cuts. Current proposed cuts willshrink the military force to the same size it was in 1940. The Pew Center reports that 44% of veterans from the current wars are describing their readjustment to civilian life as "difficult," and many of them are and will be turning to civilian mental health and primary care clinicians forassistance. The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members is a "one stop" handbook for non-military clinicians working with service members, veterans, and their families. It brings together experts from the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, veteran serviceorganizations, and academia to create the first comprehensive guidebook for civilian clinicians. In addition to covering psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, this book also offers information about psychosocial topics that impact military personnel and their loved ones andcan become part of treatment (e.g., employment or education options, financial matters, and parenting concerns), providing the most recent and cutting-edge research on the topics. Chapters are concise and practical, delivering the key information necessary to orient clinicians to the special needsof veterans and their families. The Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members is an essential resource for private practice mental health clinicians and primary care physicians, as well as a useful adjunct for VA and DOD psychologists and staff.

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The United States is in the midst of the largest military demobilization in its history. This is leading to an increase in the demand for mental health clinicians who can provide services to hundreds of thousands of military veterans and members of the military. Nearly two million Americanshave been deployed to the wars in the Middle E...

Nathan D. Ainspan, Ph.D., is the Research Psychologist with the Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Ainspan has conducted research, written, and spoken extensively about the psychological impact of the transition from the military into civilian life. His research focus has been on...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Nancy C. Bernardy: ForewordCarl Andrew Castro: ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the EditorsContributorsSection One: Military Culture and Populations1. Jomana Amara and Ann Hendricks: Demographics and Characteristics of the US Military and Veteran Populations2. William Brim: Military Rules and Regulations3. Jaine Darwin: Unique Challenges of National Guard and Reserve Service Members4. Jomana Amara and Maxine Krengel: Roles and Challenges of Women in the Military5. Scott L. Johnston, Jennifer Webb-Murphy, and Jagruti P. Bhakta: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Service Members6. Jacob Eleazer: Transgender Service Members and Veterans7. Michael Kauth, Jillian C. Shipherd, and Alexis R. Matza: Creating a Respectful, Welcoming Clinical Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender VeteransSection Two: Assessing and Treating Psychiatric Disorders8. Alan L. Peterson, Adam O. Lynch, Katherine A. Dondanville, and Edward C. Wright: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder9. Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, Christopher Waltrous, and Walter Penk: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Strategies for Social and Occupational Functioning Associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)10. Bryann B. DeBeer, Brian D. Konecky, and Eric C. Meyer: Depression, Anxiety, and Other Disorders11. Kristi E. Pruiksma, Daniel J. Taylor, and Alan L. Peterson: Sleep Disturbances12. Walter Penk, Dolores Little, and Nathan Ainspan: Psychosocial Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)13. Amee B. Patel, Sandra B. Morissette, Lori K. Holleran Steiker, and Audrey M. Sorrells: Substance Use Disorders Among VeteransSection Three: Clinical Issues14. Craig J. Bryan: Suicidal Behavior Among Military Personnel and Veterans15. Brook M. Sims, Oommen Mammen, and Anne Germain: Nightmares16. Elizabeth E. Van Voorhees, Paul A. Dennis, Eric B. Elbogen, Patrick S. Calhoun, and Jean C. Beckham: Aggression and Anger in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder17. Don McGeary, Cindy McGeary, and Tabatha Blount: Treating Injury and Chronic Pain in Military and Veteran PopulationsSection Four: Psychosocial Interventions18. Anne Klee, Moe Armstrong, and Laurie Harkness: Money Management for Returning Service Members and Veterans19. Nathan D. Ainspan and Alexa Smith-Osborne: Educational and Employment Options for Veterans20. Jennifer H. Wortmann, Alyssa Boasso, Yonit Schorr, Maria M. Steenkamp, and Brett T. Litz: Facilitating Recovery from Moral and Spiritual Injuries21. Lauren M. Sippel and Judith A. Lyons: Facilitating Growth After Trauma: Cognitive and Interpersonal ConsiderationsSection Five: Military Families22. Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth: Unique Challenges Facing Military Families23. Shelley R. Tom and Shirley M. Glynn: Parenting Issues in Military and Veteran Families24. Kay Allensworth and Alice Ann Holland: Helping the Child Cope with Injury to the Parent25. Lynda C. Davis: Helping Military Children Cope with the Death of a Parent26. Nicole D. Pukay-Martin, Steffany J. Fredman, and Candice M. Monson: Couple Therapy for PTSD

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"This excellent book is, indeed, a 'Handbook' in the best sense of the word. It goes way beyond the usual domains of assessment and treatment to address key issues regarding military culture, challenges faced by families, approaches to delivery of care, and very useful information onavailable resources. I recommend it to anyone caring for Service Members and Veterans." --Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, Senior Advisor, National Center for PTSD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Toxicology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth