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EMDR Therapy with Military Veterans

Whybrow, Dean ORCID:, Kitchiner, Neil ORCID:, Williams, Victoria, Graham, Julie, Hurley, E.C. and Kiernan, Matthew 2023. EMDR Therapy with Military Veterans. Kiernan, Matthew, Schubert, Sarah and Farrell, Derek, eds. The Oxford Handbook of EMDR, Oxford: Oxford University Press, C30S1-C30S19. (10.1093/oxfordhb/9780192898357.013.30)

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Military veterans are a unique clinical population who share a common experience of once serving in the armed forces. There is growing recognition of the need to account for this group within mental health service provision. This chapter aims to provide the reader with additional resources to inform clinical practice when working with veterans. The term veteran has changed with time; at its most inclusive, it means a person who has served a minimum of one day in the armed forces. Veterans will have internalized military norms and values, and may experience culture shock when reintegrating into civilian communities. This chapter describes treatment considerations; for example, combat trauma is remembered by the chaos and distress that accompanies it. Formulating a therapeutic plan to treat combat- or military-related trauma is a crucial step to mitigate this sense of chaos and confusion.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: veteran military armed forces PTSD combat-related trauma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191924736
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 April 2023
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 11:46

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