Using What Works: A Review of Evidence Based Treatments for Military PopulationsUsing What Works: A Review of Evidence Based Treatments for Military Populations

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Further Reading and Listening

Counseling Competencies


Bannink, F. P. (2007). Solution-focused brief therapy. Journal of contemporary psychotherapy, 37(2), 87-94.

Burkman, K., Purcell, N., & Maguen, S. (2019). Provider perspectives on a novel moral injury treatment for veterans: Initial assessment of acceptability and feasibility of the Impact of Killing treatment materials. Journal of clinical psychology, 75(1), 79-94.

Cole, M. A., Muir, J. J., Gans, J. J., Shin, L. M., D’Esposito, M., Harel, B. T., & Schembri, A. (2015). Simultaneous treatment of neurocognitive and psychiatric symptoms in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and history of mild traumatic brain injury: A pilot study of mindfulness-based stress reduction. Military medicine, 180(9), 956-963.

Dillon, K. H., Crawford, E. F., Kudler, H., Straits-Troster, K. A., Elbogen, E. B., & Calhoun, P. S. (2017). An Investigation of Treatment Engagement among Iraq/Afghanistan Era Veterans with Problematic Anger. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 205(2), 119.

Etchison, M., & Kleist, D. M. (2000). Review of narrative therapy: Research and utility. The Family Journal, 8(1), 61-66.

Frankfurt, S., & Frazier, P. (2016). A review of research on moral injury in combat veterans. Military psychology, 28(5), 318-330.

Goodman, F. R., Doorley, J. D., & Kashdan, T. B. (2018). Well-being and psychopathology: A deep exploration into positive emotions, meaning and purpose in life, and social relationships. Handbook of well-being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers. DOI: nobascholar. com.

Gustavsson, N. (2012). Peer Support, Self-efficacy, and Combat-related Trauma Symptoms among Returning OIF/OEF Veterans Ann MacEachron. ADVANCES IN SOCIAL WORK, 13(3).

Hatef, E., Predmore, Z., Lasser, E. C., Kharrazi, H., Nelson, K., Curtis, I., … & Weiner, J. P. (2019). Integrating social and behavioral determinants of health into patient care and population health at Veterans Health Administration: a conceptual framework and an assessment of available individual and population level data sources and evidence-based measurements.

Hinojosa, R., Hinojosa, M. S., & Högnäs, R. S. (2012). Problems with veteran–family communication during Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom military deployment. Military medicine, 177(2), 191-197.

Kopacz, M. S., & Connery, A. L. (2015). The veteran spiritual struggle. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(1), 61.

Lang, A. J., Schnurr, P. P., Jain, S., He, F., Walser, R. D., Bolton, E., … & Strauss, J. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for distress and impairment in OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(S1), 74.

Larnera, G. (2004). Family therapy and the politics of evidence. Journal of Family Therapy, 26, 17-39.

Lee, D. J., Schnitzlein, C. W., Wolf, J. P., Vythilingam, M., Rasmusson, A. M., & Hoge, C. W. (2016). Psychotherapy versus pharmacotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: Systemic review and meta‐analyses to determine first‐line treatments. Depression and anxiety, 33(9), 792-806.

Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Working Group [Inter- net]. VA/DOD clinical practice guideline for management of post-traumatic stress. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense; 2017.

Management of Major Depressive Disorder Working Group. (2016). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for the management of major depressive disorder: Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs. Department of Defense.

Martz, E., Livneh, H., Southwick, S. M., & Pietrzak, R. H. (2018). Posttraumatic growth moderates the effect of posttraumatic stress on quality of life in US military veterans with life-threatening illness or injury. Journal of psychosomatic research.

McNamee, S. (2017). Social Constructionism in Couple and Family Therapy.

Mobbs, M. C., & Bonanno, G. A. (2018). Beyond war and PTSD: The crucial role of transition stress in the lives of military veterans. Clinical psychology review, 59, 137-144.

Nieuwsma, J. A., Walser, R. D., Farnsworth, J. K., Drescher, K. D., Meador, K. G., & Nash, W. P. (2015). Possibilities within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Approaching Moral Injury. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 11, 193-206.

Neacsiu, A. D., Eberle, J. W., Kramer, R., Wiesmann, T., & Linehan, M. M. (2014). Dialectical behavior therapy skills for transdiagnostic emotion dysregulation: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Behaviour research and therapy, 59, 40-51.

Prosek, E., Burgin, E., Atkins, K., Wehrman, J., Fenell, D., Carter, C., & Green, L. (2018). Competencies for Counseling Military Populations. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 87-99.

Ruscio, A. M., Weathers, F. W., King, L. A., & King, D. W. (2002). Male war‐zone veterans’ perceived relationships with their children: The importance of emotional numbing. Journal of Traumatic Stress: Official Publication of The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 15(5), 351-357.

Sayer, N. A., Noorbaloochi, S., Frazier, P., Carlson, K., Gravely, A., & Murdoch, M. (2010). Reintegration problems and treatment interests among Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans receiving VA medical care. Psychiatric services, 61(6), 589-597.

STATEMENTS, Q. (2009). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for management of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 46(6).

Teeters, J. B., Lancaster, C. L., Brown, D. G., & Back, S. E. (2017). Substance use disorders in military veterans: prevalence and treatment challenges. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 8, 69.

Thomas, K. H., Turner, L. W., Kaufman, E. M., Paschal, A., Knowlden, A. P., Birch, D. A., & Leeper, J. D. (2015). Predictors of depression diagnoses and symptoms in veterans: Results from a national survey. Military behavioral health, 3(4), 255-265.

US Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense (VA/DOD). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for the management of substance use disorders. Version 3.0. 2015.

Vos, J., Craig, M., & Cooper, M. (2015). Existential therapies: A meta-analysis of their effects on psychological outcomes. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 83(1), 115.

Wilcox, S. (2010). Social relationships and PTSD symptomatology in combat veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(3), 175.

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