Counseling Military Families

Author: Lynn K. Hall
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135909679
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According to the United States Department of Defense, by the end of 1993 there were 2,036,646 reservists and family members and 3,343,235 active duty and family members for a total of 5,379,781 people affected by the military. Since then, because of the conflict in Iraq, the numbers have dramatically increased. While we have always had military families in our midst, not since the Vietnam War have their struggles been so vivid, particularly with alarming rates of increase of both suicide and divorce among military personnel. The face of the military has changed; for the first time a volunteer army is serving in a major combat zone, the level of reservists serving is unprecedented, the percentage of women soldiers in virtually all positions is unprecedented and most of the soldiers have left spouses and/or families behind. The objectives of Counseling Military Families are to help the practicing counselor understand how the military works, what issues are constants for the military family, and what stressors are faced by the military member and the family. The book will begin with an overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues, before delving into specific chapters focused on the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children. The final section of the book will present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families. This book will help counselors tailor their interventions to work well with families who are in transition, who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who will, more than likely, be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time.

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Handbook Of Counseling Military Couples

Author: Bret A. Moore
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415887305
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The military imposes unique and often severe challenges to couples, which clinicians – particularly the growing numbers of civilian clinicians who see military couples – often struggle to address. These problems are only compounded by misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to be part of a specific branch of the military and part of the military as a whole. Handbook of Counseling Military Couples includes a clear, thorough introduction to military culture and to couple relationships in the military. But more than that, it provides readers with expert analyses of the special types of issues that come up for military couples and shows clinicians how to address them productively. In the chapters, readers will find the answers to questions such as how are military couples' rights different from those of civilians? What attitudes and beliefs about relationships might military members bring to a session, and how are those different from those of civilians? What is the state of marriage and divorce in each of the branches and within the military in general? For a particular treatment modality, how does research in with military members compare to that of civilians? When should particular treatment strategies be used, and why – and how?

Addressing The Union Of Counselor Education And Military Families

Author: Katherine M. Wix
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This qualitative study explored how counselor educators infuse military culture in counseling curriculum as public policy suggests professional counselors will be called upon to provide services to military and veteran populations. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 authorized the Department of Defense (DoD) to publish standards allowing Licensed Professional Counselors to practice and bill TRICARE, or The Triple Option Benefit Plan for military families. However, TRICARE requires counselors providing services to military families to be graduates of CACREP accredited programs although CACREP standards do not currently address military culture. In order to effectively and efficiently help military populations to be successful in life, society, and education counselors must learn military culture and structure. Therefore, a gap exists between the standards of counselor preparation programs and the calling for more professional counselors to work with military families. As the need for more qualified providers increases, counselor education and accrediting agencies must respond appropriately. This study used a qualitative method to identify what counseling programs should be doing to best prepare all Counselors-in-Training to work with military families, especially deployed families, in military, mental health, and school settings. Additionally, this study sought to identify valuable resources, necessary experiences, and key concepts relevant to counseling military populations. Furthermore, this study identified barriers and ways to overcome barriers to include military culture in counseling curriculum.

Conjoint Family Counseling Of Military Families Classic Reprint

Author: Lee W. Allen
Editor: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781527774414
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Excerpt from Conjoint Family Counseling of Military Families I have already mentioned the high mobility of mili tary families. Personal interview and experience indi cates that it is not uncommon for families to relocate residence more often than the years of service rendered. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Counseling Families

Author: David L. Fenell
Editor: Ohio University Center for International Studies
ISBN: 9780891083504
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The fourth edition of Counseling Families has undergone a substantial revision. As in the prior editions the text is concrete, pragmatic, and relevant to aspiring family therapists. The foundation to the family therapy section is a training process that links individual and group counseling theories and practices to those used in marriage and family therapy. Readers will build their core counseling skills to begin implementing specific family systems intervention models. This edition continues to help students link some of these family systems therapies with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic theories. New to the fourth edition is a focus on the recent developments in the profession. Discussion on the evolving definitions of marriage and the family and the controversies that have emerged from these definitions enhance the family therapy section. Additionally, there are two new chapters in this edition. One chapter advances important skills to prepare competent family therapists. The other new chapter focuses on counseling military families and the demand for marital and family therapy services for returning veterans and their families. SPECIAL FEATURES Website with summaries, lists of key terms, quizzes, and related web links Includes a list of institutions that have programs designed to prepare family therapists Includes evolving definitions of marriage Addresses concerns for of special needs families and military families

Strengthening Our Military Families Meeting America S Commitment

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Serving Military Families In The 21st Century

Author: Karen Blaisure
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415880653
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This text introduces readers to military families, their resilience, and the challenges of military life. Personal stories from active duty, National Guard, reservists, veterans, and their families, from all branches and ranks of the military, and those who work with military personnel, bring their experiences to life. A review of the latest research, theories, policies, and programs better prepares readers for working with military families. Objectives, key terms, tables, figures, summaries, and exercises, including web based exercises, serve as a chapter review. The book concludes with a glossary of key terms. Engaging vignettes are featured throughout: · Voices from the Frontline offer personal accounts of issues faced by actual program leaders, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, service members, and their families. · Spotlight on Research highlights the latest studies on dealing with combat related issues. · Best Practices review the optimal strategies used in the field. · Tips from the Frontline offer suggestions from experienced personnel. The book opens with an introduction to military culture and family life. Joining the military and why people do so are explored in chapter 2. Next, life in the military including relocation, employment, education, and deployment are examined. Daily lives of children in military families are explored in chapter 4. How stress and resilience theories are used in working with military families are then reviewed. Chapter 6 focuses on milestones experienced by service members and programs that support them through these transitions. Everyday issues caused by the trauma of war are reviewed in Chapters 7 and 8. Programs, policies, and organizations that serve military families in dealing with deployment, education, and health and child care are explored in chapters 9 and 10 followed by initiatives supporting reintegration and reunification issues. Next, how to work with families and those who have experienced traumatic events is considered. The book concludes with a review of career opportunities and stories from working professionals. Intended as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on military families or as a supplement for courses on the family, marriage and family, stress and coping, or family systems taught in family studies, human development, clinical or counseling psychology, sociology, social work, and nursing, this book also appeals to helping professionals who work with military families.

Military Families

Author: Edna J. Hunter
Editor: Greenwood
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Healing Stress In Military Families

Author: Lorie T. DeCarvalho
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118218639
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Eight practical steps to help military families through the unique issues they face When service members return, it's up to their families to try to soften their re-entry into civilian life. Healing Stress in Military Families offers practical help for military families coping with the myriad repercussions of their loved ones' duties, from their deployment to their return home. Based on the latest scientific research and best practice guidelines—as well as the authors' experience treating veterans and their families—Healing Stress in Military Families offers answers for the stress that comes not only from war, but also from other related issues, including deployment and redeployment, relocation, and reunion. Healing Stress in Military Families provides: Evidence-based advice for clinicians helping military families with adjustment problems by facilitating communication, reconnection, and growth "Making It Real" exercises for clinicians to employ with families in sessions "Talking Points" that explore how to guide the family in their healing process Homework handouts and between-session "Taking Action" exercises for families that reinforce and build on skills and information introduced in sessions Compassionately written with the military family at heart, Healing Stress in Military Families provides the information, tools, and skills that will empower these courageous families to more easily heal and become stronger and more resilient as they go through life. "This practical workbook will help others understand the highly complex factors that cause dysfunction within military families. Using a clear format that avoids jargon, providers and families can work through the eight practical steps that focus on reconnecting the family and improving resiliency. This excellent book will surely become core material for anyone interested in working with military families." —Bradford Felker, MD, Director, Mental Health Primary Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine "Healing Stress in Military Families: Eight Steps to Wellness is a timely, practical publication that recognizes and addresses the impact of traumatic stress on countless 'hidden victims,' our military families. The focus on empowerment and goal-directedness—versus illness, disorder and dysfunction—is so needed today." —Mark D. Lerner, PhD, President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

American Red Cross Service To Military Families

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Families Under Fire

Author: R. Blaine Everson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136925678
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As provider networks on military bases are overwhelmed with new cases, civilian clinicians are increasingly likely to treat military families. However, these clinicians do not receive the same military mental-healthcare training as providers on military installations, adding strain to clinicians’ workloads and creating gaps in levels of treatment. Families Under Fire fills these gaps with real-world examples, clear, concise prose, and nuts-and-bolts approaches for working with military families utilizing a systems-based practice that is effective regardless of branch of service or the practitioner’s therapeutic preference. Any civilian mental-health practitioner who wants to understand the diverse needs of military personnel, their spouses, and their families will rely on this indispensable guidebook for years to come.

Couple Based Interventions For Military And Veteran Families

Author: Douglas K. Snyder
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462505406
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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.

Counseling Special Populations In Schools

Author: Emily S. Fisher
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199355789
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Counseling Special Populations in Schools provides school-based mental health professionals with practical, specific strategies for counseling special populations of students who are at risk for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems in school. These special populations include students who are homeless, living in foster care, involved with the juvenile justice system, LGBTQ, pregnant or parenting, gifted, in military families, at-risk for school failure and dropout, and impacted by incarcerated parents. Each chapter focuses on one group of students, highlighting critical background information and providing evidence-informed counseling approaches and strategies to promote resilience and support student development. Chapters provide specific information about how to use basic counseling skills, as well as more advanced counseling techniques such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to address the needs and challenges of these special populations of students. This advanced-level counseling book is an excellent resource for mental health professionals and graduate students who want to be able to provide effective counseling services for all students.

Resources In Education

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Clinical Military Counseling

Author: Mark A. Stebnicki
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119783496
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The School Administrator S Guide For Supporting Students From Military Families

Author: Ron Avi Astor
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772119
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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This evidence-informed guide introduces school administrators to this population and offers tools to help them implement school-wide programs that will support military students learning. Written in an engaging style by experts in the field, this practical guide includes: Profiles of principals who have created welcoming school environments for military children and parents. Lessons learning from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools. A chapter on using data to improve school culture for military students. A chapter on education policies that can improve circumstances for military children. Research highlighting how frequent school transitions and parental deployments affect the education of military children.

The Pupil Personnel Guide For Supporting Students From Military Families

Author: Ron Avi Astor
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772127
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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This guide includes: A primer on military culture, research highlighting how frequent school transitions and parental deployments affect the education of military children, guidance for creating school transition rooms for acclimating incoming students and parents, and examples of creative and effective projects designed to celebrate military children and support them through frequent school changes, a parents deployment, or traumatic experiences.

The Teacher S Guide For Supporting Students From Military Families

Author: Ron Avi Astor
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772100
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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This comprehensive and evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice teachers to this population and provides essential tools to help minimize the impact of military life on student learning. It addresses issues such as: Frequent transitions between schools, gaps in academic progress, social adjustment, parental deployments, and trauma or tragedy. And it shows how practices already being used in your school can be adapted to ease the transition for military students, and it also introduces original strategies, such as: A Hero Wall honoring members of the military, friendship or memory gardens, military Appreciation events, writing letters or making care packages for deployed service members.