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Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Homework Planner

James R. Finley Bret A. Moore



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
19 January 2011
Military veterans; Psychotherapy
Features assignments and exercises to meet the changing needsof mental health professionals The Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Homework Planner provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

78 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by veterans and active duty soldiers in therapy, such as anger management, substance abuse and dependence, bereavement, pre-deployment stress, and chronic pain after injury A quick-reference format the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including combat and operational stress reactions, postdeployment reintegration, survivor's guilt, anxiety, parenting problems related to deployment, and posttraumatic stress disorder Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Assignments are cross-referenced to The Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Treatment Planner so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or problem A CD-ROM that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs
By:   James R. Finley, Bret A. Moore
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 217mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   818g
ISBN:   9780470890523
ISBN 10:   0470890525
Series:   PracticePlanners
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   19 January 2011
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
PracticePlanners (R) Series Preface xv Preface xvii SECTION I-Adjustment to Killing 1 Exercise I.A Normal Reactions to Killing 2 Exercise I.B When Killing Is Necessary 6 SECTION II-Adjustment to the Military Culture 8 Exercise II.A How Did I Imagine My Life in the Military? 9 Exercise II.B All for One and One for All 12 SECTION III-Amputation, Loss of Mobility, Disfigurement 14 Exercise III.A Mourning and Acceptance 15 Exercise III.B What Makes Me Who I Am? 19 SECTION IV-Anger Management and Domestic Violence 21 Exercise IV.A Anger as a Drug 22 Exercise IV.B Being Who I Want to Be 25 SECTION V-Antisocial Behavior in the Military 28 Exercise V.A What Was I Thinking? 29 Exercise V.B Mentorship and Respect 32 SECTION VI-Anxiety 34 Exercise VI.A Action, Coping Skills, and Acceptance 35 Exercise VI.B Getting Away from Catastrophizing 39 SECTION VII-Attention and Concentration Deficits 41 Exercise VII.A Staying Focused 42 Exercise VII.B Structuring My Life 46 SECTION VIII-Bereavement Due to the Loss of a Comrade 49 Exercise VIII.A Commemorating Lost Friends and Family 50 Exercise VIII.B How Do I Want to Be Remembered? 54 SECTION IX-Borderline Personality 57 Exercise IX.A Am I Comparing My Insides with Other People's Outsides? 58 Exercise IX.B I Can't Believe Everything I Think 61 SECTION X-Brief Reactive Psychotic Episode 64 Exercise X.A Staying in Touch with Reality 65 Exercise X.B Reality Checks 69 SECTION XI-Chronic Pain after Injury 72 Exercise XI.A Alternative Methods for Managing Pain 73 Exercise XI.B Coping with Addiction and Chronic Pain 77 Exercise XI.C Helping Myself by Helping Others 81 SECTION XII-Combat and Operational Stress Reaction 84 Exercise XII.A Normal Reactions in Extreme Situations 85 Exercise XII.B Healthy Ways to Handle Stress Fast 89 SECTION XIII-Conflict with Comrades 92 Exercise XIII.A Communication and Conflict Management Skills 93 Exercise XIII.B Understanding Sources of Conflict 98 SECTION XIV-Depression 101 Exercise XIV.A Challenging Depressive Illusions 102 Exercise XIV.B From Acceptance to Appreciation 106 SECTION XV-Diversity Acceptance 109 Exercise XV.A Different People, Different Strengths 110 Exercise XV.B We're More Alike than We Look: Seeing Past the Surface 114 SECTION XVI-Financial Difficulties 117 Exercise XVI.A Money Management Skills 118 Exercise XVI.B Spending as a Drug 122 SECTION XVII-Homesickness/Loneliness 125 Exercise XVII.A Making the Best of Wherever I Am 126 Exercise XVII.B This, Too, Shall Pass: Taking It One Day at a Time 130 SECTION XVIII-Insomnia 133 Exercise XVIII.A Why Can't I Sleep? 134 Exercise XVIII.B Sleep Management 138 SECTION XIX-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 140 Exercise XIX.A Adapting to a Brain Injury 141 Exercise XIX.B Helping My Family and Friends Help Me 144 SECTION XX-Nightmares 147 Exercise XX.A What Are My Dreams Telling Me? Keeping a Dream Journal 148 Exercise XX.B Avoiding and Coping with Nightmares 151 SECTION XXI-Opioid Dependence 154 Exercise XXI.A Near-Term and Long-Term Effects of Opioid Dependence and Withdrawal 155 Exercise XXI.B Safe and Healthy Alternatives: Ways to Cope with Pain and Anxiety without Drugs 159 SECTION XXII-Panic/Agoraphobia 162 Exercise XXII.A Working with Fear 163 Exercise XXII.B Preventing Panic in Myself and Others 167 SECTION XXIII-Parenting Problems Related to Deployment 170 Exercise XXIII.A How Will I Explain This Deployment to My Children? 171 Exercise XXIII.B How Will I Stay in Touch with My Children? 175 SECTION XXIV-Performance-Enhancing Supplement Use 178 Exercise XXIV.A Near-Term and Long-Term Effects of Stimulant Dependence and Withdrawal 179 Exercise XXIV.B Near-Term and Long-Term Effects of Anabolic Steroid Dependence and Withdrawal 183 SECTION XXV-Phobia 186 Exercise XXV.A Useful and Useless Fear 187 Exercise XXV.B Understanding and Overcoming Phobias 191 SECTION XXVI-Physiological Stress Response-Acute 194 Exercise XXVI.A Quick Strategies for Coping with Intense Stress Response 195 Exercise XXVI.B Safe and Peaceful Place Meditation 199 SECTION XXVII-Post-Deployment Reintegration Problems 202 Exercise XXVII.A Why Am I Having Trouble Now? 203 Exercise XXVII.B What's Different and How Will I Adapt? 207 SECTION XXVIII-Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 209 Exercise XXVIII.A I Am a Survivor, Not a Victim-PTSD as Lifesaving Adaptation 210 Exercise XXVIII.B Identifying and Avoiding or Coping with PTSD Triggers 214 SECTION XXIX-Pre-Deployment Stress 217 Exercise XXIX.A Am I Ready for Deployment? 218 Exercise XXIX.B Helping My Family Prepare for My Deployment 222 SECTION XXX-Separation and Divorce 232 Exercise XXX.A Getting Through the Loss of a Relationship 233 Exercise XXX.B Avoiding Rebounds, Replays, and Resentments: Identifying and Changing Patterns that Aren't Working 237 SECTION XXXI-Sexual Assault by Another Service Member 240 Exercise XXXI.A Taking Care of Myself Physically and Emotionally after a Sexual Assault 241 Exercise XXXI.B Healing and Claiming My Identity as a Survivor 245 SECTION XXXII-Shift Work Sleep Disorder 248 Exercise XXXII.A Alternative Sleep Scheduling 249 Exercise XXXII.B Establishing a Shift Work Sleep Environment 253 SECTION XXXIII-Social Discomfort 255 Exercise XXXIII.A Getting More Comfortable in Social Situations 256 Exercise XXXIII.B Finding a Social Niche and Friendships 260 SECTION XXXIV-Spiritual and Religious Issues 263 Exercise XXXIV.A Understanding Spirituality 264 Exercise XXXIV.B What Do I Believe In? 268 SECTION XXXV-Substance Abuse/Dependence 271 Exercise XXXV.A What Does Addiction Mean to Me? 272 Exercise XXXV.B Problem Identification 276 Exercise XXXV.C Personal Recovery Planning 279 SECTION XXXVI-Suicidal Ideation 284 Exercise XXXVI.A What Do I Have to Offer to Others? 285 Exercise XXXVI.B Finding Emotional Relief and Support 289 SECTION XXXVII-Survivor's Guilt 292 Exercise XXXVII.A Corresponding with Fallen Friends 293 Exercise XXXVII.B Carrying the Legacy 297 SECTION XXXVIII-Tobacco Use 300 Exercise XXXVIII.A Avoiding Nicotine Relapse Triggers 301 Exercise XXXVIII.B Use of Affirmations for Change 304 Appendix : Additional Assignments for Presenting Problems 307 About the CD-ROM 316

JAMES R. FINLEY, MA, LMHC, is a psychotherapist with experience as a clinical supervisor and program manager in a variety of military, community, and correctional settings. He is a retired Marine and disabled veteran. BRET A. MOORE, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas, coauthor of dozens of journal articles, book chapters, and books on military psychology issues, and founder of Military Psychology Consulting, which provides guidance on military issues to various organizations. In 2008, he left active duty service in the U.S. Army, where he served as a captain and a clinical psychologist with the 85th Combat Stress Control (CSC) unit based in Fort Hood, Texas. He has extensive experience treating veterans, including two tours of duty in Iraq.

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