by Edited by Sharon Morgillo Freeman, Bret A Moore, Arthur Freeman
In Living and Surviving in Harm's Way, experts investigate the psychological impact of how warriors live and survive in combat duty.
In Living and Surviving in Harm's Way, experts investigate the psychological impact of how warriors live and survive in combat duty. They address the combat preparation of servicemen and women, their support systems, and their interpersonal and intrapersonal experiences. The text maintains a focus on cognitive-behavioral interventions for treating various combat-related disorders, and addresses psychological health and adjustment after leaving the battlefield. The text is logically organized for easy reading and reference, and covers often overlooked topics such as preparation and training of service personnel, women in combat, and the indirect effects of combat stress on family. This book is written by clinicians who have in some ways experienced what they write about, and resonates with mental health professionals, servicemen and women, and their families. Any clinician hoping to treat a serviceman or woman effectively cannot afford to overlook this book.
"This is an invaluable reference for students, clinicians, policy makers, and all who seek to understand the complex psychological impacts of war. The authors give voice to the full experience of Warriors in combat, addressing issues such as the psychological costs of killing, and post-combat adjustment. This compendium advances us towards developing effective methods for building resiliency and assisting with recovery from the intense stressors of deployment and combat." - Colonel Bruce E. Crow, Clinical Psychology Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General, USA
"Clinicicans who may be new to DoD or VA clinics can utilize this book to familiarize themselves with various aspects of military culture and the roels played by behavioral health providers within that culture. This book makes a unique contribution to the literautre on treating service members and veterans, as the authors emphasize wellness and positive approaches to treating deployed and returned military personnel. Overall, [this book] is a foundational resource for any clinican, researcher, or trainee who works with service members or veterans. An excellent reference that provides an orientation to military culture, a framework for case conceptualization within this culture, and specific guidelines for treatment when working with service members and veterans. As the number of service members with symptoms of PTSD increases daily, those who treat these symptoms can rely on this resource for guidance." - Captain Tim Hoyt, Ph.D., US Army Medical Service Corps, Tacoma, WA, in Trauma Psychology: APA Divison 56 Newsletter, Fall 2010
543 pages, hardback
Beck, Foreword. Freeman, Freeman, Moore, Introduction. Understanding the Service Member. Matthews, The Soldier's Mind: Motivation, Mindset, and Attitude. Stivers, Sammons, Training for Battle: Preparing to be the Warrior and Savior. Reger, Moore, Challenges and Threats of Deployment. Kennedy, Malone, Integration of Women into the Modern Military. On Being a Service Member. Kelly, Vogt, Military Stress: Effects of Acute, Chronic, and Traumatic Stress on Mental and Physical Health. Freeman, Freeman, Vulnerability Factors: Raising and Lowering the Threshold for Response. Conoscenti, Vine, Papa, Litz, Scanning for Danger: Readjustment to the Non-combat Environment. Freeman, Freeman, Assessment and Evaluation: Collecting the Requisite Building Blocks for Treatment Planning. The Individual Service Member: Intervention. Freeman, Moore, Theoretical Base for Treatment of Military Personnel. Meichenbaum, Core Psychotherapeutic Tasks with Returning Soldiers: A Case Conceptualization Approach. Riggs, Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Rudd, Campise, Depression and Suicide: A Diathesis-stress Model for Understanding and Treatment. Freeman, Hurst, Susbstance Use, Misuse, and Abuse: Impaired Problem Solving and Coping. Moore, Krakow, Characteristics, Effects, and Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Service Members. Moore, Hopewell, Grossman, After the Battle: Violence and the Warrior. Freeman, Lundt, Swanton, Moore, Myths and Realities of Pharmacotherapy in the Military. The Service Member's Family and Community: Intervention. Mabe, War and Children Coping with Parental Deployment. Lyons, Intimate Relationships and the Military. Cohen, Goodman, Campbell, Carroll, Campagna, Military Children: The Sometimes Orphans of War. Penk, Ainspan, Community Response to Returning Military. Drescher, Burgoyne, Casas, Lovato, Curran, Pivar, Foy, Issues of Grief, Loss, Honor, and Rememberance: Spirituality and Work with Military Personnel and their Families. Peterson, Cigrang, Isler, Future Directions: Trauma, Resilience and Recovery Research.