ERIC Number: EJ911308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Can We Facilitate Posttraumatic Growth in Combat Veterans?
Tedeschi, Richard G.; McNally, Richard J.
American Psychologist, v66 n1 p19-24 Jan 2011
The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, currently under development for the U.S. Army, will include a component designed to increase the possibilities for posttraumatic growth in the aftermath of combat. In this article, we briefly review studies that provide evidence for this phenomenon in combat veterans, and we suggest elements that such a program might include to facilitate posttraumatic growth. We urge the Army to conduct randomized controlled trials testing the efficacy of the program prior to its implementation.
Descriptors: Veterans, Mental Health, Military Service, Military Personnel, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Control Groups, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Self Control, Psychotherapy, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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