Clinician's Guide to Treating Stress after War : Education and Coping Interventions for Veterans

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-25
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Clinician's Guide to Treating Stress After War: Education and Coping Interventions for Veterans outlines clear strategies that mental health professionals can use to help war returnees become better able to negotiate common problems that diminish the quality of their day-to-day life, such as sleep issues, irritability, and getting along with family, friends, and colleagues. This powerful and practical resource helps mental health professionals promote better health and better outcomes in veterans using tools such as: Individualized self-assessments of symptoms and concerns Effective suggestions, tips, and questions to enable veterans to work at their own pace on their unique problems Proven techniques for stress management and guidance on developing coping skills Useful handouts, worksheets, and quizzes Based upon empirically validated treatment methods and best practice guidelines for acute and traumatic stress, this clinician's manual and its accompanying workbook emphasize a wellness model. They were developed and refined through the authors' twenty years of combined clinical experience working with veterans. Clinician's Guide to Treating Stress After War assists professionals to instill hope and enthusiasm in their clients, with the ultimate goal of increasing each individual's sense of control over his or her life.

Author Biography

Julia M. Whealin, PhD, is the Deputy Director for Education and a research health scientist at the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System Division of the National Center for PTSD. She has published widely on a host of veterans mental health issues including combat stress, family issues, PTSD, sexual abuse, and resilience.

Lorie T. DeCarvalho, PhD, is the founder and Director of Behavioral Health Services for Adventist Health Central California Network. She has published on pain and PTSD in various scholarly, government, self-help, and general interest publications.

Edward M. Vega, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the Trauma Recovery Program of the Atlanta VA Medical Center and has worked with veterans from all eras, as well as national guards/reservists, police officers, civilian psychiatric patients, and women who are survivors of sexual and physical abuse.

Table of Contents

For the Clinician
Understanding Transition Stress Reactions
Strategies for Healthy Coping
Improving Sleep
Managing Stress
Dealing with Anger
Reintegrating with Society
Reintegrating with Family and Friends
Staying Strong
Reference/Resource Guide
Chapter Outlines
Pre/post Tests
Participant Chapter Quizzes
Stress Management Handouts
Sleep Stages Handout
Clinician Feedback Questionnaires
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