Handbook of Military Social Work

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-12-26
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Designed to help social workers gain the knowledge they need to better serve the population of active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve personnel, veterans, and their families, this important book covers the foundational knowledge of military social work, including the history of military social work, the unique culture of the military and how that affects interventions and treatments, ethical issues, women in the military, and secondary trauma. Social workers treating military personnel, veterans, and their families will benefit from the relevant topics covered, including PTSD, co-occuring disorders, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.

Author Biography

Allen Rubin is the Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.

Eugenia L. Weiss is Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California.

Jose E. Coll is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Saint Leo University and Director of Veteran Student Services.

Table of Contents


Understanding and Intervening With Military Personnel and Their Families: An Overview

 Allen Rubin

Part I Foundations of Social Work With Service Members and Veterans

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Social Work With the Military and Veterans

Allen Rubin and Helena Harvie

Chapter 2 Military Culture and Diversity

Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Michael Metal

Chapter 3 Women in the Military

Eugenia L. Weiss and Tara DeBraber

Chapter 4 Ethical Decision Making in Military Social Work

James G. Daley

Chapter 5 Secondary Trauma in Military Social Work

Allen Rubin and Eugenia L. Weiss

Part  II  Interventions for the Behavioral Health Problems of Service Members and Veterans

Chapter 6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans

Jeffrey S. Yarvis

Chapter 7 The Neurobiology of PTSD and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Jimmy Stehberg, David L. Albright, and Eugenia L. Weiss

Chapter 8 Treating Combat-Related PTSD With Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

Suzanne Leaman, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, JoAnn Difede, Judith Cukor, Maryrose Gerardi, and Albert “Skip” Rizzo

Chapter 9 Psychopharmacology for PTSD and Co-Occurring Disorders

Bruce Capehart and Matt Jeffreys

Chapter 10 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Military

Cynthia Boyd and Sarah Asmussen

Chapter 11 TBI and Social Work Practice

Margaret A. Struchen, Allison N. Clark, and Allen Rubin

Chapter 12 Assessing, Preventing, and Treating Substance Use Disorders in Active Duty Military Settings

Allen Rubin and Willie G. Barnes

Chapter 13 Preventing and Intervening With Substance Use Disorders in Veterans

Rachel Burda-Chmielewski and Aaron Nowlin

Chapter 14 Suicide in the Military

Colanda Cato

 Part III   Veterans and Systems of Care

Chapter 15 Homelessness Among Veterans

Joseph Costello, Edward Carillo, and Caleb Yoon Ra

Chapter 16 Navigating Systems of Care

Jennifer Roberts

Chapter 17 Transitioning Veterans Into Civilian Life

Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss

Part IV: Families Impacted by Military Service

Chapter 18 A Brief History of U.S. Military Families and the Role of Social Workers

Jesse Harris

Chapter 19 Cycles of Deployment and Family Well-Being

Keita Franklin

Chapter 20 Supporting National Guard and Reserve Members and Their Families

Christina Harnett

Chapter 21 The Exceptional Family Member Program: Helping Special Needs Children in Military Families

Barbara Yoshioka Wheeler, Deborah McGough, and Fran Goldfarb

Chapter 22  Grief, Loss, and Bereavement in Military Families

Jill Harrington LaMorie

Chapter 23 The Stress Process Model for Supporting Long-Term Family Caregiving

Monica M. Matthieu and Angela B. Swensen

Chapter 24 Family-Centered Programs and Interventions for Military Children and Youth

Gregory A. Leskin, Ediza Garcia, Julie D’Amico, Catherine E. Mogil, and Patricia E. Lester

Chapter 25 Couple Therapy for Redeployed Military Couples

Kathryn Basham

Chapter 26 Theory and Practice With Military Couples and Families

Eugenia L. Weiss, Tara DeBraber, Allison Santoyo, and Todd Creager

Appendix: Veteran Organizations and Military Family Resources

Prepared by James A. Martin, Keita Franklin, Jeffrey Yarvis, Jose E. Coll, and Eugenia L. Weiss

Glossary of Military Terms

Jose E. Coll

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