Clinical Military Counseling Guidelines for Practice
Clinical Military Counseling Guidelines for Practice provides current research and ethical practice guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and mental health treatment of active-duty service members, veterans, and military families in a 21st-century multicultural environment. Author Mark Stebnicki discusses contemporary military culture; the medical and psychosocial aspects of military health, including the neuroscience of military stress and trauma; suicide; chronic illnesses and disability; and blast and traumatic brain injuries. In addition, he offers integrative approaches to healing the mind, body, and spirit of service members and veterans dealing with clinical issues, such as spirituality, moral injury, and trauma; complex posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring mental health conditions; the stresses of the deployment cycle; and military career transitions.
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"Dr. Mark Stebnicki has done a masterful job of explicating the physical, psychological, social, cultural, demographic, and spiritual factors involved in military counseling. His book educates the reader in all aspects of effective military counseling and points the way to a new integrative paradigm for helping our troops and their families truly come home, heal, and live well.
-Edward Tick, PhD Author, War and the Soul and Warrior's Return
Director Emeritus, Soldier's Heart, Inc.
"This is a comprehensive tactical guide for behavioral health practitioners serving military service members and their families. Dr. Mark Stebnicki brings his unique expertise as a trauma and disaster specialist in addressing current therapeutic challenges, including COVID-19 and the unique military experiences of women and people of color. Clinicians committed to the holistic health of service members will find this to be a relevant, practical, and essential tool kit."
-Raymond Barrett, CEO
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC