This expert compendium surveys the current state of military psychology across the branches of service at the clinical, research, consulting, and organizational levels. Its practical focus examines psychological adjustment pre- and post-deployment, commonly-encountered conditions (e.g., substance abuse), and the promotion of well-being, sleep, mindfulness, and resilience training. Coverage pays particular attention to uses of psychology in selection and assessment of service personnel in specialized positions, and training concerns for clinicians and students choosing to work with the military community. Chapters also address topics of particular salience to a socially conscious military, including PTSD, sexual harassment and assault, women's and LGBT issues, suicide prevention, and professional ethics.
Among the specific chapters topics covered:
* Military deployment psychology: psychologists in the forward environment.
* Stress and resilience in married military couples.
* Assessment and selection of high-risk operational personnel: processes,
procedures, and underlying theoretical constructs.
* Understanding and addressing sexual harassment and sexual assault in the US
* Virtual reality applications for the assessment and treatment of PTSD.
* Plus international perspectives on military psychology from China, Australia, India, and more.
Grounding its readers in up-to-date research and practice, Military Psychology will assist health psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers in understanding and providing treatment for military populations, veterans, and their families, as well as military psychologists in leadership and consulting positions.
Overview.- State of Psychology in the Armed Services.- Selection and Assessment.- Assessment of Elite Operational Units.- The Psychologist's Role in Military Astronaut Selection at NASA.- Selection and Assessment of Norwegian Hostage Rescue Forces.- The Psychologist's Role in Selection for the Belgian Military.- Advances in Practice, Prevention and Treatment.- Psychologists Prescribing in the Military.- Evidence-Based Clinical Treatment with complicated PTSD cases.- Psychologists Working on the Primary Care Interdisciplinary Team.- Military Deployment Cycle: Psychologists in this Environment.- Weight Management in the Military.- Resilience and Health Promotion.- Health Psychology in Practice (Outpatient).- Wounded Warriors and Resilience.- Developing Resilience in Elite Military Forces.- Meditation and Yoga in the Military.- Sleep and Dreams for the Service Member.- Couples Resilience/Spouses Perspective on Military Life.- Emerging Technology to Enhance Performance.- Technology to Enhance Health.- Advances in Performance Enhancement in the Military.- Virtual therapy and computer assisted interventions.- Special Topics in the Practice of Military Psychology. Psychological Care for Military Families.- Gays and Lesbians in the Military.- Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention.- College and State Military Psychology Programs.- Veterans and Spouses Transition to Work.- Suicide in the Military.- Application of Sports Psychology in the Military.- Military Recruiters and Psychology.- Insights from Leaders.- Combat Leaders' Perspectives on Behavioral Health.- The Psychologist as Commander.- Psychological Assessment and Feedback for Leader Development.- Well-Being and Leadership.