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Psychological Treatment in Serving and Veteran Military Personnel

October, 2017
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This chapter is part of the book Art Therapy with Military Veterans.

Abstract

Art Therapy with Military Veterans: Trauma and the Image provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and applying art therapy with former and serving armed forces personnel who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This book brings together experienced contributors in one volume to provide the range of information essential to those seeking to understand the complexities of working in this context. In recent years, art therapy has received increasing attention as a promising treatment for veterans with PTSD. This cutting-edge book provides vital background information on PTSD, military culture and mental health provision, and an effective art therapy working model. The text explores creative partnerships with other disciplines, in different settings, and includes first-hand accounts from veterans about the role art therapy has played in their recovery. This accessible book is a timely response to growing recognition of the value of art therapy with veterans, and it also addresses issues relevant to the wider population of people whose lives have been detrimentally affected by trauma.

Full Reference

Hacker Hughes, JGH (2017) Psychological Treatment in Serving and Veteran Military Personnel: Lobban, J (Ed.). Art Therapy with Military Veterans. London: Taylor and Francis.

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