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Educating veterans on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
by Astorga, Delia Marie, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 75; 1571852
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create program to identify funding sources, and write a grant to fund a support group for veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the Department of Veterans Affairs of, Long Beach. The literature allowed this write to find the main causes of PTSD in this case being exposed to combat, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBO), and the consequences to PTSD (substance abuse, commit suicide, experience family conflicts). This writer also found Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PET), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to be effective intervention in treating veterans with PTSD. The proposed program is aimed at providing psychoeducation to veterans and to help improve the lives of our service men and women who suffer from PTSD. The program includes group counseling, and individual counseling for veterans, family counseling. Providing the proper training will help social worker better assess and serve our veterans who return from combat with PTSD. Actual submission and/or funding of the grant were not required for the completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian T.
Commitee: Jennings, Lisa, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology, Military studies
Keywords: PTSD, Suffer, Veterans
Publication Number: 1571852
ISBN: 978-1-321-44876-4
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