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ERIC Number: ED553548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-12
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
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Using a CBT-Based Therapeutic Community Program to Facilitate Healthy Relationships among Military Veterans and Their Families
Rush-Ossenbeck, Marilyn; West-Olatunji, Cirecie
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The authors propose a CBT-based Therapeutic Community (TC) program designed to facilitate healthy relationships between military veterans and their families. In many military veteran families, there is a struggle to maintain a healthy and balanced life both outside and inside the household. This struggle affects both spouses and children and is evidenced by the higher rate of suicide, unemployment, divorce, and homelessness that are often found in this population. The Therapeutic Community Model was originally created in order to effectively treat clients suffering from substance-abuse and related issues and has been found to be successful in this, and other populations. The program follows a 12-week or 90-day design that is then divided into three separate, smaller phases. In addition to outlining this model, we offer recommendations for ways that this approach could impact the counseling field in new and positive ways.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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