"A useful resource for clinicians in various settings working with returnees. Written in a user–friendly format, this guide addresses common stress–related symptoms and adjustment issues and focuses on developing resiliency and positive coping skills."
Jennifer L. Broach, PhD, VA Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky
"An excellent resource for the clinician dealing with returning combat veterans. The most important issues are addressed and the hands–on guidance presented fits the needs of those who see this population."
Jay Lebow, Clinical Professor of PsychologyThe Family Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Clinician′s Guide to Treating Stress After War: Education and Coping Interventions for Veterans outlines clear strategies that mental health professionals can use to help war returnees become better able to negotiate common problems that diminish the quality of their day–to–day life, such as sleep issues, irritability, and getting along with family, friends, and colleagues.
This powerful and practical resource helps mental health professionals promote better health and better outcomes in veterans using tools such as:
Individualized self–assessments of symptoms and concerns
Effective suggestions, tips, and questions to enable veterans to work at their own pace on their unique problems
Proven techniques for stress management and guidance on developing coping skills
Useful handouts, worksheets, and quizzes
Based upon empirically validated treatment methods and best practice guidelines for acute and traumatic stress, this clinician′s manual and its accompanying workbook emphasize a wellness model. They were developed and refined through the authors′ twenty years of combined clinical experience working with veterans.
Clinician′s Guide to Treating Stress After War assists professionals to instill hope and enthusiasm in their clients, with the ultimate goal of increasing each individual′s sense of control over his or her life.
For the Clinician.
Chapter 1: Understanding Transition Stress Reactions.
Chapter 2: Strategies for Healthy Coping.
Chapter 3: Improving Sleep.
Chapter 4: Managing Stress.
Chapter 5: Dealing with Anger.
Chapter 6: Reintegrating with Society.
Chapter 7: Reintegrating with Family and Friends.
Chapter 8: Staying Strong.
D.Participant Chapter Quizzes.
E.Stress Management Handouts.
F.Sleep Stages Handout.
G.Clinician Feedback Questionnaires.