2nd Edition

Military Psychology
Clinical and Operational Applications



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ISBN 9781462506491
Published September 13, 2012 by Guilford Press
409 Pages

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Book Description

Widely regarded as the authoritative work 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, and training recommendations.
*Chapter on acute combat stress.
*Chapter on post-deployment problems, including PTSD and depression.
*Chapter on military psychology ethics.
*Coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword, Thomas C. Lynch
1. A History of Military Psychology, Carrie H. Kennedy, Jamie G. H. Hacker Hughes, and Jeffrey A. McNeil
2. Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations, Mark C. Monahan and James M. Keener
3. Assessment and Selection of High-Risk Operational Personnel: Identifying Essential Psychological Attributes, James J. Picano, Thomas J. Williams, and Robert R. Roland
4. Assessment and Management of Acute Combat Stress on the Battlefield, Bret A. Moore, Shawn T. Mason, and Bruce E. Crow
5. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Other Psychological Sequelae of Military Deployment, Greg M. Reger and Nancy A. Skopp
6. Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in Military Healthcare Settings, Alan L. Peterson, Ann S. Hryshko-Mullen, and Donald D. McGeary
7. Military Roles in Postdisaster Mental Health, Teresa M. Au, Teresa L. Marino-Carper, Benjamin D. Dickstein, and Brett T. Litz
8. Neuropsychological Practice in the Military, Louis M. French, Victoria Anderson-Barnes, Laurie M. Ryan, Thomas M. Zazeckis, and Sally Harvey
9. Suicide Prevention in the Military, David E. Jones, Laurel L. Hourani, Mathew B. Rariden, Patricia J. Hammond, and Aaron D. Werbel
10. Substance Abuse Services and Gambling Treatment in the Military, Ingrid B. Pauli, Carrie H. Kennedy, David E. Jones, William A. McDonald, and Revonda Grayson
11. Crisis and Hostage Negotiation, Russell E. Palarea, Michael G. Gelles, and Kirk L. Rowe
12. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Training: Preparing Military Members for the Demands of Captivity, Anthony P. Doran, Gary B. Hoyt, Melissa D. Hiller Lauby, and Charles A. Morgan III
13. The Psychology of Terrorists: Nazi Perpetrators, the Baader–Meinhof Gang, War Crimes in Bosnia, Suicide Bombers, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda, Eric A. Zillmer
14. Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical, Operational, Expeditionary, and Combat Environments, Carrie H. Kennedy

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Biography

Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, ABPP, is a Captain in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy and is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is board certified in both clinical and police and public safety psychology. Dr. Kennedy is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association (APA), for which she currently serves on the Council of Representatives. In 2019 she received APA Division 19’s (Society for Military Psychology) Robert S. Nichols Award for excellence in service by uniformed clinical psychologists to military personnel and their families. Dr. Kennedy has more than 70 publications in the areas of military psychology, aeromedical psychology, and neuropsychology. She is the author or editor of six books, which have been translated into four languages.

Eric A. Zillmer, PsyD, is the Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Athletics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a clinical psychologist and 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. Dr. Zillmer has written extensively in the areas of sports psychology, neuropsychology, and the psychology of terrorists. He is the author of several books, including Principles of Neuropsychology and The Quest for the Nazi Personality: A Psychological Investigation of Nazi War Criminals, and the coauthor of two psychological assessment procedures: the d2 Test of Attention and the Tower of London test.

Reviews

"This second edition is timely and highly relevant. Psychology plays a central role in promoting health and wellness in the military and veteran communities. This book serves as a basic and essential text for both psychologists in training and those on the job. I was particularly pleased to see the new chapter discussing ethical dilemmas that military psychologists face, given the controversies over interrogations of detainees."--Donald N. Bersoff, PhD, JD, Director, Law and Psychology Program, Drexel University

"As a provider and researcher of neuropsychological services for military personnel and their families, I find this book a 'must have.' It is comprehensive, practical, and scholarly. Anyone involved in assessing or treating military personnel will appreciate the book's balance of general information and detailed discussions of psychological aspects of military life."--Antonio E. Puente, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

"Kennedy, Zillmer, and their contributing authors share great insight into the most pressing issues facing today's military personnel. This is a much-needed reference for clinicians preparing our soldiers for the battlefield and providing psychological treatment as they arrive home. Posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury constitute the signature wounds of war. This book takes a huge step toward addressing the need for better diagnosis and treatment."--Patrick J. Kennedy, former member of Congress; cofounder, One Mind for Research

"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, The Adjutant General, Pennsylvania National Guard

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