In Bulletproofing the Psyche: Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Military and Veterans editors Kate Hendricks Thomas and David L. Albright lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers, practitioners, and military veterans in calling for a new kind of training with a focus on "bulletproofing the psyche": psychological resiliency skills training. They combine research and storytelling to argue that somatic protocols, a training method long used in the treatment sector to rewire the brain after trauma and a proven, valid alternative to drug and talk therapy, should be applied to the prevention and training sectors. Contributors include leaders in the fields of trauma research, military social work, and veterans' health.
Students and scholars in the fields of social work, military psychology, social psychology, health promotion, organizational development, and institutional organization will find the research relevant, while clinicians, counselors, and mental health care providers working with military-connected communities may find the discussion of trauma treatment and intervention model transformative for their practice.
ABC-CLIO; May 2018
- ISBN: 9781440849770
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- Title: Bulletproofing the Psyche: Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Military and Veterans
- Author: Kate Hendricks Thomas (ed.); David Albright (ed.); Charles Figley (other)
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About The Author
Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD, is a Marine Corps veteran and an assistant professor of public health at Charleston Southern University.
David L. Albright, PhD, is a military veteran and the Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health at The University of Alabama School of Social Work.