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Description/Abstract

The research in this brief shows that there is a negative association within combat deployment, military families, and spousal relationships. These groups need the proper resources to have successful family reintegration, and additional issues during this process can be exacerbated by pre-existing psychological trauma and family issues. Behavioral Couples Therapy (BCT) is a potential solution to relieving these challenges. Future research in this field should include additional research into types of therapies and their effects on comorbidities in military families, as well as empirical research into elements which might help prior to deployment.

Original Citation

Sayers, S. L. (2011). Family reintegration difficulties and couples therapy for military veterans and their spouses. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18(1), 108-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.03.002

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Military families, Veterans, Military spouses, Reintegration, Behavioral couples’ therapy (BCT), Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)

Subject

Veterans; Families of military personnel; Military spouses; Veterans reintegration; Behavior therapy; Couples therapy; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-; Iraq War, 2003-2011

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Summer 5-18-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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