"Clinical practice with military personnel and veterans transitioning from war to home has advanced significantly since I published my first empirically based paper on PTSD 30 years ago. The editors and contributors to this remarkable book are among those who have helped us go beyond treating symptoms to nurture and improve family relationships. They do a superb job of presenting theory and research and showing its everyday relevance for treating war- and combat-related problems. The book is exceptionally well planned and consistently organized. I highly recommend it for use in graduate school and postdoctoral training, and especially for practicing clinicians who care for those who have borne the battle. Truly a gift to the field."Walter E. Penk, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Texas A&M College of Medicine "Kudos to Snyder and Monson for producing the definitive handbook on couple-based interventions for military and veteran families. The volume offers the best integration of practice, research, and theory that I have seen in the past decade. Practitioners will love the hands-on explication of best-practice treatments, replete with handouts. Theoreticians and researchers will also appreciate the careful attention to understanding the military culture; theory-driven research; and evidence-based practice. The volume makes a compelling case for integrating couple-based interventions into service settings that historically have emphasized individual treatment. A major contribution!"Douglas H. Sprenkle, PhD, Director, Doctoral Program in Family Therapy, Purdue University
Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families: A Practitioner's Guideby Douglas K. Snyder
Presenting couple-based interventions uniquely tailored to the mental health needs of military and veteran couples and families, this book is current, practical, and authoritative. Chapters describe evidence-based interventions for specific disorders—such as posttraumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse—and related clinical challenges, including
Presenting couple-based interventions uniquely tailored to the mental health needs of military and veteran couples and families, this book is current, practical, and authoritative. Chapters describe evidence-based interventions for specific disorders—such as posttraumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse—and related clinical challenges, including physical aggression, infidelity, bereavement, and parenting concerns. Clear guidelines for assessment and treatment are illustrated with helpful case examples; 18 reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. The book also provides essential knowledge on the culture of military families and the normative transitions and adjustments they face.
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Meet the Author
Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Texas A&M University. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Research Contribution Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Snyder has served as Editor of the Clinician's Research Digest and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Journal of Family Psychology. His research and publications focus on couple- and family-based interventions.
Candice M. Monson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is also an Affiliate of the Women's Health Sciences Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, where she previously served as Deputy Director. Dr. Monson's research focuses on intimate relationships and traumatic stress and the use of conjoint therapy to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has published extensively on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of PTSD treatments more generally, as well as gender differences in violence perpetration and victimization.
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