Challenges and opportunities for intervening with couples in the aftermath of the global war on terrorism

Michelle Sherman, Ursula Bowling

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Abstract

The unique culture of the military family in the early part of the twenty-first century will be examined, including the high operational tempo, frequent geographic moves, high rates of service among women, and the unique constellation of deployed troops from Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve components. Challenges faced by these couples are described, followed by key issues for clinicians to assess. Several developing couple-based interventions will be described, followed by a vignette which will highlight the issues and opportunities for these couples. In addition to reviewing common difficulties among military families, the authors will highlight strengths inherent to the military culture that clinicians can utilize in helping families develop resiliency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-217
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Couples
  • Intervention
  • Military
  • Veterans

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