Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Military Resiliency for Posttraumatic Stress: A Depth Psychological Approach
by Danner, Louis J., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2020, 62; 27739302
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Miller, Kathee
Commitee: Steffora, Tom, Jacobson, Gioia
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/9(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Military studies, Spirituality
Keywords: Military, Prevention, PTSD, Resiliency, Suicide, Veterans
Publication Number: 27739302
ISBN: 9781658496780
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