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Four Strategies for Working with Vets

...And the One Question You Should Never Ask Them

Alison Lighthall • 7/12/2018

By Alison Lighthall - Despite good intentions, therapists working with combat veterans face several challenges. To start with, engaging combat veterans in counseling of any kind. The first session may afford your only opportunity to ease the suffering of the veterans you encounter. You have to make every interaction with them count. Here's a blueprint for making it happen.

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Rules of Engagement

A Civilian Therapist’s Guide to the Military Mindset

Alison Lighthall • 11/1/2010

What civilian therapists need to know about military culture and life in a combat zone to best serve veterans struggling with war trauma.

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Four Strategies for Working with Vets

...And the One Question You Should Never Ask Them

Alison Lighthall • 7/12/2018

By Alison Lighthall - Despite good intentions, therapists working with combat veterans face several challenges. To start with, engaging combat veterans in counseling of any kind. The first session may afford your only opportunity to ease the suffering of the veterans you encounter. You have to make every interaction with them count. Here's a blueprint for making it happen.

Daily Blog
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Rules of Engagement

A Civilian Therapist’s Guide to the Military Mindset

Alison Lighthall • 11/1/2010

What civilian therapists need to know about military culture and life in a combat zone to best serve veterans struggling with war trauma.

Magazine Article
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Alison Lighthall, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., is a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps. While serving with the 7302nd Medical Training Support Battalion, she provided psychosocial training throughout the Midwest to units before and after deployment. Since 2004, she's trained civilian and military mental health professionals to assess, treat, and care for combat vets, and most recently served as the lead clinician for Fort Carson's Urgent Psychiatric Response Team.