Widely regarded as the authoritative work in the field, this book comprehensively explores the psychological needs of today's service members and how to meet them effectively. Expert contributors review best practices for conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations and other types of assessments, treating frequently encountered clinical problems, responding to disasters, and promoting the health and well-being of all personnel. The book also examines the role of mental health professionals in enhancing operational readiness, with chapters on crisis and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorists, and more.
New to This Edition
*The latest scientific knowledge, clinical interventions, and training recommendations.
*Chapter on acute combat stress.
*Chapter on post-deployment problems, including PTSD and depression.
*Chapter on military psychology ethics.
*Coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 409
Weight: 706 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"As a provider and researcher of neuropsychological services for military personnel and their families, I find this book a 'must have.' It is comprehensive, practical, and scholarly. Anyone involved in assessing or treating military personnel will appreciate the book's balance of general information and detailed discussions of psychological aspects of military life."--Antonio E. Puente, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
"Kennedy, Zillmer, and their contributing authors share great insight into the most pressing issues facing today's military personnel. This is a much-needed reference for clinicians preparing our soldiers for the battlefield and providing psychological treatment as they arrive home. Posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury constitute the signature wounds of war. This book takes a huge step toward addressing the need for better diagnosis and treatment."--Patrick J. Kennedy, former member of Congress; cofounder, One Mind for Research
"Psychologists play an increasingly important role in today's ever-changing battlefield. In particular, successful treatment of combat stress and traumatic brain injury has become very important for maintaining the combat power of our force. This excellent reference describes the help that psychologists can offer our troops in every branch of service."--Major General Wesley E. Craig, The Adjutant General, Pennsylvania National Guard
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