The field of psychotherapy dutifully addresses ruptures in the psyche for posttraumatic stress victims of war and associated violent operations. This thesis explores the possibility of creating resiliency to help prevent and lessen the occurrences or severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicide in veterans and current servicemembers by presenting alternatives for preparing autonomously functioning egos versus undifferentiated psyches for trauma, likely to be experienced in combat. This may be accomplished by implementing a personal link to myth and bliss—a way of living or looking at the world whether or not one has yet to be developed. This depth psychological approach provides an opportunity to understand how servicemembers view the world, their inherent military values, history, and traditions.
|Commitee:||Steffora, Tom, Jacobson, Gioia|
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/9(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Military studies, Spirituality|
|Keywords:||Military, Prevention, PTSD, Resiliency, Suicide, Veterans|
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