Presenting couple-based interventions uniquely tailored to the mental health needs of military and veteran couples and families, this book is current, practical, and authoritative. Chapters describe evidence-based interventions for specific disorders - such as posttraumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse - and related clinical challenges, including physical aggression, infidelity, bereavement, and parenting concerns. Clear guidelines for assessment and treatment are illustrated with helpful case examples; 18 reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. The book also provides essential knowledge on the culture of military families and the normative transitions and adjustments they face.
Part I. Empirical and Conceptual Foundations. Monson, Snyder, Couple-based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families: Evidence and Rationale. Martin, Sherman, Understanding the Effects of Military Life and Deployment on Couples and Families. Slone, Friedman, Thompson, A Framework for Accessing Resources for Military and Veteran Couples and Families. Beasley, MacDermid Wadsworth, Behn Watts, Transitioning to and from Deployment. Part II. Evidence-based Interventions. DeVoe, Paris, Ross, Enhancing Parenting in Military and Veteran Families. Snyder, Baucom, Coop Gordon, Doss, Infidelity and Other Relationship Betrayals. Heyman, Taft, Howard, Macdonald, Collins, Intimate Partner Violence. Monson, Fredman, Riggs, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Its Comorbidities. Whisman, Sayers, Depression. Schumm, O'Farrell, Substance Use Disorders. Glynn, Combat-related Traumatic Brain Injury. Scheider, Sneath, Waynick, Grief and Loss. Part III. Integration and Implications. Snyder, Monson, Integration and Implications for Clinical Practice and Research. Shnaider, Vorstenbosch, Wanklyn, Appendices. Appendix A. Resources for Military and Veteran Couples and Families. Appendix B. United States Military Ranks. Appendix C. Military Structure and Unit Sizes. Appendix D. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Organizational Structure. Appendix E. Common Terms and Abbreviations.