Psychological Health of Soldiers and Their Families

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Adult-Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury: Existential Implications and Clinical Considerations
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause irreparable harm to individuals and have profound effects on families and communities. In addition to the physical and neurological effects, brain injury creates an intense boundary experience that forces clients to confront the existential givens of freedom, death, isolation, and meaninglessness. This program ...
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Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention
This guide helps therapists and other health care professionals identify and treat individuals (or families) who currently are experiencing alcohol problems. The guide includes screening and assessment tools, brief intervention strategies, and treatment alternatives for longer term care.
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6 CE Credit(s) $75.00 Add to Cart
Anger Management
Brad Barris, PhD, discusses treatment for anger management. He describes his theories of the causes of anger and presents Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as a model for treatment.
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Anger Management in Trauma Therapy
The treatment of anger in people exposed to trauma presents special challenges to therapists. This program discusses the importance of anger in trauma therapy, treatment resistance, precautions for personal safety, the stress inoculation approach to anger treatment, how to avoid hindering the client's ability to express or resolve anger, and recomm ...
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Brief CBT in the Treatment of Substance Abuse
This program examines behavioral and cognitive therapies and focuses specifically on the cognitive-behavioral model. The material discusses how to help clients recognize situations in which they are likely to use, find ways of avoiding those situations, and cope more effectively with situations, feelings, and behaviors related to their substance ab ...
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4 CE Credit(s) $48.00 Add to Cart
Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse
Topics include theoretical concepts of brief strategic family therapy, creating therapeutic relationships with families, diagnosing family system problems, orchestrating change, and how to engage resistant families.
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5 CE Credit(s) $60.00 Add to Cart
Chronic Pain: Biological Understanding and Treatment
The authors discuss biopsychosocial factors related to chronic pain as a necessary foundation for understanding and helping clients who are in pain. They review familiar evidence-based counseling approaches including assessment considerations, use of psychotropic medications, cognitive-behavioral strategies, hypnosis and imagery techniques, family ...
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Couples Therapy: Recreating Partnership - A Solution-Oriented Collaborative Approach
Veteran therapists Phillip Ziegler and Tobey Hiller provide a pragmatic approach to couples therapy that is solution-oriented, collaborative, and strength-based with the couple at the center of the process.
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1 CE Credit(s) $12.00 Add to Cart
Domestic Violence: Counseling Clients Involved with Violent Intimate Partners
This program provides information about how to assess for intimate partner violence, explores safety-related ethical issues that arise when counseling clients in IPV relationships, and explains the use of safety plans as a tool for promoting the safety of clients in IPV relationships. The material includes additional information on safety planning.
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2 CE Credit(s) $24.00 Add to Cart
Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Abuse
Mental health professionals and other health care providers regularly counsel clients who are in intimate relationships with partners who are violent. Topics include understanding the dynamics of abuse, screening, assessment, and intervention strategies, barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, cultural issues, and safety planning.
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7 CE Credit(s) $84.00 Add to Cart
Ethics: Confidentiality
Frederic Reamer, PhD, discusses ethical guidelines pertaining to privacy and confidentiality and recommends specific actions for therapists to take to protect clients from disclosure and therapists from potential licensing board complaints or malpractice lawsuits. Dr. Reamer also offers clinicians a series of steps to take when they face an ethical ...
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2 CE Credit(s) $30.00 Add to Cart
Family Counseling: Family Involvement, Assessment, Closure, and Ethical Issues in Family Work
This program is for therapists who want to improve their ability to manage family issues. Topics include identifying the need for family involvement; assessing family issues related to the presenting problem; closure issues with families; and ethical issues in family work.
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7 CE Credit(s) $80.00 Add to Cart
Grief: Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Interview with Colin Pereira-Webber, MA
Colin Pereira-Webber, MA, talks about how the death of a parent and the subsequent mourning and grief process shape developing children and adolescents.
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Key Elements in Couples Therapy with Veterans
Because of the adverse effects of PTSD on relationships, couples therapy can be a powerful adjunct treatment; however, few receive this service. A new framework for conceptualizing couples therapy organizes treatment around the 3 PTSD symptom clusters (re-experiencing, avoidance, and arousal). The authors summarize the relationship consequences of ...
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Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
This program describes the task-based approach to life-threatening illness, anticipatory grief, the stages of grief, and general aspects of grief therapy. The course also includes sections on children and grief and cross-cultural responses to grief and mourning.
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PTSD #1: Differential Diagnosis - Interview with Hugh F. Johnston, MD
Hugh Johnston, MD, discusses some of the controversies associated with PTSD and reviews diagnostic and treatment issues as discussed in the DSM-IV-TR, including the difference between acute stress disorder and PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
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PTSD #2: Malingering - Interview with Gerald Rosen, PhD
Gerald Rosen, PhD, answers questions about the challenges clinicians face in determining malingering and how to assess for it. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
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PTSD #3: The Culture of PTSD - Interview with James Herbert, PhD
James Herbert, PhD, describes various aspects of the culture of PTSD and its influence on diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Herbert also discusses how clinicians can encourage resilience. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
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PTSD #4: Trauma, the Brain, and Medication - Interview with Anthony D'Agostino, MD
PTSD is characterized by symptoms that reflect some form of persistent re-experiencing of the original traumatic event. Anthony M. D’Agostino, MD, discusses the impact of trauma and stress on the brain and explains the use of neurological findings and medication to treat adults and children with PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or ...
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PTSD #5: Cognitive Behavioral Treatment - Interview with Steven Taylor, PhD
Cognitive Behavior Therapies (CBT) are currently the most empirically supported treatments for individuals who experience persistent symptoms following a traumatic event. Steven Taylor, PhD, describes CBT and its use in the treatment of PTSD. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 p ...
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PTSD #6: The Body Remembers - Interview with Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW
Babette Rothschild, LCSW, author of The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment, encourages psychotherapists working with traumatized individuals to learn as much as possible about theory, tools, and treatment so that they will be well-equipped to work with the unpredictability of trauma and the diverse needs of clients. ...
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PTSD #7: Engaging Survivors of Extreme Violence - Interview with Martha Bragin, PhD
Martha Bragin, PhD, has spent her professional career working with survivors of extreme violence. She describes her work and discusses how therapists can understand and connect to these survivors, who feel so isolated by their experiences. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 play ...
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PTSD #8: Resilience - Interview with Froma Walsh, PhD
Froma Walsh, PhD, discusses family and community resilience-oriented approaches to recovery from traumatic loss. Her multi-systemic practice approach contextualizes the distress in the traumatic experience and taps strengths and resources in relational networks to foster resilience and healing and posttraumatic growth. You can read the text of thi ...
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PTSD #9: Posttraumatic Growth - Interview with Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT
Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT, presents alternative perspectives on the development of trauma-related disorders as well as powerful new methods for their successful resolution. He offers three specific actions that can promote posttraumatic growth and success. You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your comp ...
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PTSD: Exposure Therapy and Constructive Narrative Therapy
Topics include the efficacy of exposure therapy in the treatment of PTSD, common myths associated with the use of exposure therapy, overview of clinical guidelines for exposure treatment, and helping patients "re-author" their view of the trauma and develop coping skills to manage PTSD and co-morbid symptoms.
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Suicide Crisis Intervention Model with 25 Practical Strategies for Implementation
Suicidal clients are a difficult and challenging population in counseling. This article contains 25 practical, hands-on strategies for counselors to assist in their interactions with suicidal clients. The strategies are situated within a seven-step model for crisis intervention that is specifically tailored to suicidal clients.
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2 CE Credit(s) $24.00 Add to Cart
Understanding Suicidal Behavior in the Military
Suicide in the military is a significant concern. The authors review empirical studies and use two case studies to illustrate the potential explanatory role of Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior: The theory posits that three variables--perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability for ...
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