No One Leaves Unchanged: Insights for Civilian Mental Health Care Professionals Into the Military Experience and Culture

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Title

No One Leaves Unchanged: Insights for Civilian Mental Health Care Professionals Into the Military Experience and Culture

Description

This article promotes an understanding of military culture and experience, so as to better frame the services offered by civilian clinicians. Service members indoctrinated into such an influential culture can experience adjustment problems upon reentry into the larger society, and professional counselors and social workers must be ready to address the reintegration process with veteran clients. This article also highlights some major mental health concerns that are prevalent in combat veterans, especially for those returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and presents a brief overview of treatment modalities implemented both within and outside of the military. Practical therapeutic suggestions for clinicians with little or no knowledge of the military are discussed. The objective is to educate and prepare civilian mental health practitioners to administer culturally sensitive prevention and intervention services to meet the unique needs of this population.

Creator

Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss, Jeffery S. Yarvis

Date

2011-08

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text

Collection

Citation

Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss, Jeffery S. Yarvis, “No One Leaves Unchanged: Insights for Civilian Mental Health Care Professionals Into the Military Experience and Culture,” Transition STEM Artifacts and Resources Online, accessed April 26, 2017, http://tsar.omeka.net/items/show/61.