The Puzzle of PTSD
Does the PTSD Diagnosis Do More Harm Than Good?
Roy Clymer • Does the diagnosis of PTSD actually hamper therapists' ability to help combat veterans do the hard work of coming to terms with their war experiences.
It Takes a Community
Therapy-As-Usual Can't Serve the Needs of Our Returning Troops
Laurie Leitch and Elaine Miller-Karas • Our standard psychotherapeutic paradigm is unequal to the mammoth challenge of serving the troops who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's needed is a public health perspective that taps into the power of community healing.
The Rules of Engagement
A Civilian Therapist's Guide to the Military Mindset
Alison Lighthall • What civilian therapists need to know about military culture and life in a combat zone to best serve veterans struggling with war trauma.
The Case for Energy Psychology
Snake Oil or Therapeutic Power Tool?
David Feinstein • A wizened, seen-it-all psychologist describes how he came to embrace an approach that much of the orthodox psychotherapy world considers the latest incarnation of snake oil.
A Smile after the Storm
EP on the Front Lines
Caroline Sakai • A young orphan in Rwanda learns to get beyond an experience of unimaginable horror.
A Therapeutic Roadmap for Effective Treatment
Margaret Wehrenberg • Depression is an ill-defined diagnosis encompassing conditions with a variety of underlying causes. Recognizing different forms of depression is the key to initiating effective treatment.