Clinician's Guide to Treating Stress After War: Education and Coping Interventions for Veterans / Edition 1

Clinician's Guide to Treating Stress After War: Education and Coping Interventions for Veterans / Edition 1

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by Julia M. Whealin, Lorie T. DeCarvalho, Edward M. Vega PhD, Edward M. Vega
     
 

"A useful resource for clinicians in various settings working with returnees. Written in a user-friendly format, this guide addresses common stress-related symptoms and adjustment issues and focuses on developing resiliency and positive coping skills."
—Jennifer L. Broach, PhD, VA Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky

"An excellent resource for the

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"A useful resource for clinicians in various settings working with returnees. Written in a user-friendly format, this guide addresses common stress-related symptoms and adjustment issues and focuses on developing resiliency and positive coping skills."
—Jennifer L. Broach, PhD, VA Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky

"An excellent resource for the clinician dealing with returning combat veterans. The most important issues are addressed and the hands-on guidance presented fits the needs of those who see this population."
—Jay Lebow, Clinical Professor of PsychologyThe Family Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470257777
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Julia M. Whealin, PhD, is the Deputy Director for Education anda research health scientist at the Veterans Affairs Pacific IslandsHealth Care System Division of the National Center for PTSD. Shehas published widely on a host of veterans mental health issuesincluding combat stress, family issues, PTSD, sexual abuse, andresilience.

Lorie T. DeCarvalho, PhD, is the founder and Director ofBehavioral Health Services for Adventist Health Central CaliforniaNetwork. 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 TraumaRecovery Program of the Atlanta VA Medical Center and has workedwith veterans from all eras, as well as national guards/reservists,police officers, civilian psychiatric patients, and women who aresurvivors of sexual and physical abuse.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

For the Clinician.

Chapter 1: Understanding Transition Stress Reactions.

Chapter 2: Strategies for Healthy Coping.

Chapter 3: Improving Sleep.

Chapter 4: Managing Stress.

Chapter 5: Dealing with Anger.

Chapter 6: Reintegrating with Society.

Chapter 7: Reintegrating with Family and Friends.

Chapter 8: Staying Strong.

Appendices.

A.Reference/Resource Guide.

B.Chapter Outlines.

C.Pre/post Tests.

D.Participant Chapter Quizzes.

E.Stress Management Handouts.

F.Sleep Stages Handout.

G.Clinician Feedback Questionnaires.

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