Military Psychology, First Edition: Clinical and Operational Applications

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Carrie H. Kennedy, Eric A. Zillmer
Guilford Publications, Aug 18, 2006 - Law - 400 pages
During wartime, the need for mental health professionals intensifies, and the role they play is increasingly important. This comprehensive professional reference and text presents crucial knowledge for anyone who provides direct psychological services or consultation to military, law enforcement, or intelligence personnel, or who works to enhance operational readiness. Expert contributors describe the ins and outs of working within the military system and offer guidelines for effective, ethical practice. Among the clinical applications discussed are fitness-for-duty evaluations, suicide risk assessment and prevention, substance abuse treatment, and brief psychotherapy. Operational applications include such topics as combat stress, survival training, hostage negotiation, and understanding terrorist motivation.

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Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy and is currently receiving specialty training in neuropsychology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Kennedy serves on the Conflict of Interest Committee for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and is the Navy Psychology Ethics Consultant for the Clinical Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division 19, Society for Military Psychology. Her most recent publication investigates the efficacy of establishing a gambling treatment program in a military environment; her other research interests include assessment of memory malingering, multicultural issues in military psychology, and ethics of operational psychology.

Eric A. Zillmer, PsyD, is the Carl R. Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Athletics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He 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 also served as president. Dr. Zillmer has more than 100 publications in the areas of sports psychology, neuropsychology, and psychological assessment, and is a frequent contributor to the local and national media. His textbook Principles of Neuropsychology is used internationally. Dr. Zillmer currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality Assessment, the Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, and the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

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