Counseling Military Families: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know (Hardback)Lynn K. Hall (author)
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How does the military really work? What issues are constants for military families, and what special stresses do they face? Counseling Military Families provides the best available overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues. Chapters focus on vital issues such as the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children, and present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families. Counseling Military Families provides clinicians with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of families in transition, including those who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who may be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Lynn Hall has done it again! When Counseling Military Families was published, many of us considered it to be the definitive guide for conducting therapy with military families in the early 21st century. With the release of the updated edition, I am certain that this book will remain the benchmark for clinical work with military families for the decade to come!"
R. Blaine Everson, PhD, LMFT, coeditor of Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families
"Military families have endured multiple and long deployments of their loved ones since 2002. This book discusses the culture, stressors, stress reactions, and best practices for the assessment and treatment of military families. I recommend it to anyone who wants to help these families effectively."
Charles R. Figley, PhD, Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD, Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University
"Lynn Hall has written a definitive volume on the lives and struggles faced by our military families. Her sensitivity to the needs of families and her extensive knowledge and understanding of the military combine to make this a must-have volume."
Joan Beder, DSW, professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University
"In Counseling Military Families, Lynn Hall does a great service to families and the mental health professionals who serve them. Dr. Hall provides an extensive, thorough, and up-to-date exploration of military families' unique culture and needs, exposes deep issues too often missed in the field, and presents philosophies and practices needed to effectively work with them. Counseling Military Families provides a much-needed bridge between the military and therapeutic worlds and makes healing more possible for everyone involved."
Edward Tick, PhD, director of Soldier's Heart, Inc., and author of War and the Soul and Warrior's Return
"I applaud Lynn Hall's efforts to ensure that all therapists are well-prepared to serve military-connected families. She writes in an engaging, accessible style that will make it easy for readers to learn and understand her important messages."
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, director of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University
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