Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Applications

Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Applications

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Edited by Carrie H. Kennedy, Edited by Eric A. Zillmer

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 409 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 33mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 10 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1462506496
  • ISBN 13: 9781462506491
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 378,224

Product description

Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this book comprehensively explores the psychological needs of today's service members and how to meet them effectively. Expert contributors review best practices for conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations and other types of assessments, treating frequently encountered clinical problems, responding to disasters, and promoting the health and well-being of all personnel. The book also examines the role of mental health professionals in enhancing operational readiness, with chapters on crisis and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorists, and more. New to this edition: the latest scientific knowledge; clinical interventions; training recommendations; chapter on acute combat stress; chapter on post-deployment problems including PTSD and depression; chapter on military psychology ethics; and coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation.

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Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, ABPP, is a Commander in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy and currently serves as the Group Psychologist for the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in Quantico, Virginia, USA. She has deployed to the Detention Hospital in Guantanamo Bay and with 1st Medical Battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 19, Military Psychology) and the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Kennedy is coeditor of Military Neuropsychology; Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life After Deployment; and Ethical Practice in Operational Psychology: Military and National Intelligence Applications. She serves on the editorial boards of Military Psychology and Psychological Services. Eric A. Zillmer, PsyD, is the Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Athletics at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Florida Tech, which honored him with its Outstanding Alumnus Award. Dr. Zillmer is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality Assessment, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, for which he has also served as President. Coauthor of the text Principles of Neuropsychology, he has written extensively in the areas of sports psychology, neuropsychology, the psychology of terrorists, and psychological assessment.

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"It is rare to encounter a book with so little to critique...Provides state-of-the-art and practical perspectives for the psychologist serving on the front lines of occupational behavioral health." - PsycCRITIQUES "Blend[s] just the right amount of academic scholarship,practical utility, and user-friendly readability." - International Journal of Emergency Mental Health "Psychologists play an increasingly important role in today's ever-changing battlefield. In particular, successful treatment of combat stress and traumatic brain injury has become very important for maintaining the combat power of our force. This excellent reference describes the help that psychologists can offer our troops in every branch of service." - Major General Wesley E. Craig, Pennsylvania National Guard

Table of contents

Kennedy, Hacker Hughes, McNeil, A History of Military Psychology. Monahan, Keener, Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations. Picano, Williams, Roland, Assessment and Selection of High-Risk Operational Personnel: Identifying Essential Psychological Attributes. Moore, Mason, Crow, Assessment and Management of Acute Combat Stress on the Battlefield. Reger, Skopp, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Other Psychological Sequelae of Military Deployment. Peterson, Hryshko-Mullen, McGeary, Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in Military Healthcare Settings. Au, Marino-Carper, Dickstein, Litz, Military Roles in Postdisaster Mental Health. French, Anderson-Barnes, Ryan, Zazeckis, Harvey, Neuropsychological Practice in the Military. Jones, Hourani, Rariden, Hammond, Werbel, Suicide Prevention in the Military. Pauli, Kennedy, Jones, McDonald, Grayson, Substance Abuse Services and Gambling Treatment in the Military. Palarea, Gelles, Rowe, Crisis and Hostage Negotiation. Doran, Hoyt, Hiller Lauby, Morgan III, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Training: Preparing Military Members for the Demands of Captivity. Zillmer, The Psychology of Terrorists: Nazi Perpetrators, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, War Crimes in Bosnia, Suicide Bombers, the Taliban, and al Qaeda. Kennedy, Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical, Operational, Expeditionary, and Combat Environments.