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Treating Military Sexual Trauma

Author : Lori S. Katz, PhD
ISBN : 9780826127792
Genre : Psychology
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AN EVIDENCE-BASED TEXT FOR UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING MST FROM MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES The incidence of sexual assault and harassment experienced by members of the U.S. Armed Forces has reached epidemic proportions. Its victims often suffer from devastating, lifelong consequences to their careers, health, relationships, and psychological well-being. This authoritative resource is written for mental health clinicians to help in understanding and treating military sexual trauma (MST). Based on a solid foundation of research and clinical expertise, it addresses the complex circumstances of victims of sexual abuse in the military and how clinicians can meet the unique challenges of treating these clients. The book describes how MST differs from other forms of military trauma such as combat, and discusses its prevalence, neurobiology, and social contexts as well as unique stressors of betrayal, injustice, struggles with issues of reporting and disclosure, and impact on relationships and sexuality. It reviews current evidence-based interventions and offers insights on treating specific symptoms within MST, such as PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, sleep disorders, and sexual dysfunction. Chapters discuss how a variety of psychotherapies can be used to treat MST, including prolonged exposure, cognitive processing, EMDR, Seeking Safety, acceptance and commitment therapy, and somatic experiencing, as well as the Warrior Renew MST group therapy program. Clinicians who work with veterans and active duty personnel will find this book an essential guide to working with MST survivors. KEY FEATURES: Presents a comprehensive clinician's resource with contributions from top experts in the field on the topic of MST Describes how MST differs from other forms of trauma, necessitating specialized treatment Provides an overview of MST as well as information on evidence-based and emerging treatments

Understanding And Treating Military Sexual Trauma

Author : Kristen Zaleski
ISBN : 3319166069
Genre : Psychology
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This thorough analysis of sexual assault in the military examines the scope of this long-neglected issue using a lens informed by modern day attachment and trauma theories. Starting with an overview of sexual violence during wartime, it details the cultural and organizational aspects of military life--and entrenched ideas about war and masculinity--that compound military sexual trauma (MST) and reinforce barriers to treatment for women and men. The book's second half reviews empirically-supported interventions for MST survivors, recommending therapy that attends to somatic, implicit, relational based aspects of trauma processing rather than the conventional cognitive therapies currently funded in many military mental health programs. This powerful presentation, which includes sobering quotes from survivors, also raises serious questions about meeting veterans' needs, training for on- and off-base clinicians, and government funding. Included in the coverage: The history of sexual violence in war. Trauma and recovery in military culture. The neurobiology of trauma. A military rape sub-culture hypothesis about the hidden sexual assault epidemic. How military culture and military law affect the immediate aftermath of MST. Treating the trauma and not just the memory. Questions the “one size fits all” approach of many trauma therapies for MST. Top-down cognitive-based treatment for MST. Body-based bottom-up psychotherapy for MST. Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma belongs in the libraries of private practice clinicians and government psychologists. It provides cutting edge knowledge to practitioners in training, such as graduate-level students studying psychology and social work. Its dual emphasis on military culture and women's lives will appeal to students in gender studies, sociology and program planning disciplines.

Military Sexual Trauma And Treatments For Women

Author : Kelly A. Gonderman
ISBN : OCLC:987459956
Genre : Rape trauma syndrome
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The United States Military is considered one of the largest and most powerful military forces in the world. Over the past 2 decades women have been slowly working their way into more and more military roles. As women's role in the military has increased, sexual assault in the military has become a pervasive issue, with researchers consistently reporting rates of sexual assault between 25% and 33% or higher and of sexual harassment being between 24-60% (Bostock & Daley, 2007; Burgess, Slattery, & Herlihy, 2013; Skinner, Kressin, & Frayne, 2000; Suris, Lind, Kashner & Borman, 2007). As a result of sexual assault, victims often find themselves suffering from both physical and psychological effects that negatively impact their daily lives and well-being. However, a recent survey published by the Department of Defense (2013) reports that on average only about 13% of sexual assault cases were reported in that year, which leaves many survivors that never receive treatment. As focus has turned to curbing the epidemic and treating survivors, specialized treatments for military sexual trauma have become increasingly important. A review of the current treatment options for survivors of military sexual assault and suggestions for future development and research are presented in this paper.

Warrior Renew

Author : Dr. Lori Katz, PhD
ISBN : 9780826122322
Genre : Self-Help
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ìKnowing the results of Dr. Katzís work and the many lives that she has changed, I feel delighted to endorse [her] Warrior Renew workbook for men and women seeking healing from MST. Although the high prevalence rates of MST are discouraging, I am confident that Warrior Renew can reach many, many MST survivors and provide the hope and healing that they need.î -Lt. Col. Patricia Jackson-Kelley Los Angeles County Veterans Advisory Commission Quotes from Past Participants: ìThank you for your efforts in turning my life around. I have faith now that my life will be as it should have been. Iíve gotten hope back. It truly does work.î ìI know now that I can conquer anything I put my heart and mind to. This (program) has saved my broken life.î ìYouíve helped me immensely, by healing from the inside out! Thank you! Hundreds of thousands of US military personnel have been victims of sexual assault and harassment. This client workbook is an essential part of an integrative, evidence-based treatment developed over many years by Lori S. Katz, PhD, to help survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The only workbook of its kind, it provides a wide range of therapeutic exercises and activities to help survivors restore their sense of safety and reclaim their lives. These include obtaining an in-depth understanding of MST, opportunities for self-discovery, and engaging the body with movement and relaxation exercises in a context of support, caring, and validation. This workbook is designed to help MST survivors understand normal reactions to MST and how to manage them. Readers will learn how to release the grips of anger and resentment, injustice, betrayal, self-blame, shame, and grief. They will learn how to deal with such physical symptoms as sleep problems and stress and engage in assessment of their own interpersonal patterns. The book also explores the impact of MST on relationships and how to cultivate and sustain healthy relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Additionally, the workbook can be used to help individuals who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual abuse and trauma. Through Warrior Renew, survivors will be able to move forward in their lives by creating a new sense of identity, purpose, and self-worth. Key Features: Provides an effective, easy-to-use treatment for MST Addresses a variety of issues specific to MST such as injustice, betrayal, self-blame, effect on intimacy and trust, and emotional isolation Includes therapeutic activities including writing exercises, visualizations, relaxation and movement exercises, and group interactions

Military Sexual Trauma Current Knowledge And Future Directions

Author : Carolyn B Allard
ISBN : 9781317977728
Genre : Medical
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Military Sexual Trauma: Current Knowledge and Future Directions showcases the work of several prominent military sexual trauma (MST) researchers, scholars, and clinicians from across the United States. A review of existing research and original empirical findings converge to indicate that MST contributes to a range of physical health problems, complex posttraumatic responses, and other mental health consequences above and beyond the effects of other types of traumatic experiences. This collection also presents evidence suggesting that MST is often difficult to identify both within the individual military member and within the military population as a whole. Recommendations are offered for addressing this problem. In addition to the research review and empirical findings, an evolutionary framework for understanding sexual assault of women in the military is presented. Taken together, this collection of works may inform MST intervention and prevention efforts. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Safety For Survivors

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Health
ISBN : MINN:31951D03773010U
Genre : Post-traumatic stress disorder
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Intimacy Post Injury

Author : Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
ISBN : 9780190461508
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Since September 11 2001, or "9/11", approximately 2.7 US million service members have served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many thousands have been wounded, with injuries ranging from mild to severe. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury) have been called the "signature wounds" of war. The psychological injuries of war, PTSD and related co-morbid conditions, lead to feeling isolated from others, which directly affects intimate relationships. TBI (traumatic brain injury) is also a very common injury from these past decades of war. The treatment of PTSD and TBI involves medications that often have sexual side-effects, such as erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, weight gain, ejaculatory delay, and sedation. The bomb blast has been the "signature weapon" of these conflicts. Service members wear helmets and body armor, which covers their torsos. Thus blasts primarily effect the lower exposed areas of the body, including the extremities and pelvic region. Numerous service members have lost one or both legs, and in some cases arms. Because of the blast, many have lost part or all of their genitalia, their penis or testes. This loss directly impacts sexual functioning and fertility. The bomb blast or other weapons may also burn and scar faces and hands. Pain from these injuries and subsequent surgeries is a constant theme. Sexual difficulties contribute to relationship difficulties, domestic violence, and suicide. Less well recognized is the impact of toxic exposures on sexual health. All wars are environmentally dirty. Agent Orange is the best known toxic agent from Vietnam. Anti-malarial agents, used in Iraq and Afghanistan, cause a host of neuropsychiatric effects. Sexual assault is another type of toxic exposure. Thus there are a host of ways that exposure to combat can affect intimacy, sexual functioning and fertility. Fortunately there are many strategies to mitigate these negative effects, which are covered in detail in this book.

American Military Life In The 21st Century Social Cultural And Economic Issues And Trends 2 Volumes

Author : Eugenia L. Weiss
ISBN : 9781440855191
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A comprehensive guide to the lives and experiences of military service members, veterans, and their families in the United States today, with special emphasis given to those of the post-9/11 era. • Providers readers with a current understanding of the experiences of U.S. service members, veterans, and their families in the post-9/11 era of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan • Examines issues pertinent to minority populations in the military and delineates health and mental health issues that affect all combat service members, summarizing evidence-based interventions and access to care • Provides firsthand perspectives and experiences of military-connected families and children • Analyzes societal costs and supports for building military-civilian community connections, including in the transition

Review Of Inappropriate Copayment Billing For Treatment Related To Military Sexual Trauma

Author : United States. Department of Veterans Affairs. Office of Inspector General
ISBN : OCLC:527796570
Genre : Veterans
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Cognitive Processing Therapy For Rape Victims

Author : Patricia A. Resick
ISBN : 0803949022
Genre : Psychology
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Sexual assault is a traumatic event from which many survivors never fully recover. They may develop a range of disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, poor self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties and sexual dysfunction. This volume provides insight into the effects of rape and explores a treatment approach that assists in the healing process.

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