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Living and Surviving in Harm's Way


A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Pre- and Post-Deployment of Military Personnel

By Sharon Freeman, Bret A. Moore and Arthur Freeman

(Routledge, 1st Edition, June 2009)

"This book is a must read for military leaders who wish to understand their soldiers, and anyone interested in understanding the often misrepresented challenges warriors are faced with." Writes Thomas Gonzalez, Command Sergeant Major, 71st EOD Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Addressing the combat preparation of service men and women, their support system, and their interpersonal and intrapersonal experiences, this book discuss how warriors live and survive in combat duty and the psychological impact of being in harm's way. The four parts book addresses the clinician who will be treating a service man or woman who has been in harm's way, members of her or his family, and the veteran returning to the community. " This is an invaluable reference for students, clinicians, policy makers, and all who seek to understand the complex psychological impacts of war." Wrote Colonel Bruce E. Crow, PsyD, Clinical Psychology Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General.  

The book focuses on cognitive behavioral interventions for treating various combat related disorders and addresses psychological health and adjustment after leaving the battlefield and reintegrating back into the lives they put on hold. Part I offers chapters on the preparation and training of service personnel for combat duty. Part II considers the emotions and stresses of combat; Part III presents treatments for the effects of combat experience, from sleep disorders to PTSD; and Part IV offers chapters on the indirect effects on family and the reintegration of the veteran in civilian society.

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