Are you a civilian clinician working with military families? Do you sometimes feel that you are missing the proper training to work with this population? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed by your workload because you are unable to provide the very best treatment to your clients? If you said yes to any of these questions, this book is for you!
Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families is a collection of examples, suggestions, and gap-fillers written by well -known and well- versed clinicians that aims to provide assistance to you in your work with military families. When working with military families, it is of utmost importance that you recognize that their experiences are oftentimes unique to any other population with which you work. This book will assist you in understanding the diverse needs of the military family and ways in which you can provide the best treatment. This “guidebook” is written in terms of systems-based practice with the assumption that there is already a clear understanding of systems theory.
Blaine Everson, Ph.D is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is in private practice and an instructor in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. He specializes in military families and readjustment issues associated with military families.
Charles R. Figley, Ph.D is the Associate Dean for Research, a Professor, and Director of the Tulane Traumatology Institute. He is a former Marine Sergeant who served in the Vietnam War. He has published more than 200 scholarly works.
Everson, R.B. & Figley, C. (2011). Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families. Routledge, New York.
This post was written by a member of the OneOp Family Development Team. The OneOp Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about OneOp Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.