Faculty Publications

Title

Preparing for war casualties: Therapy considerations

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Volume

10

Issue

1-2

First Page

149

Last Page

164

Abstract

In the still early aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and the Somalia expedition, the need for stalled practitioners cannot be ignored. In the years ahead, civilian mental health professionals will encounter war-related stress in clients who fought in both long ago and more recent wars. This article contends that today’s training for social workers with its here-and-now, present-oriented focus is inadequate to the task of dealing with the anguish of emotional trauma. Vietnam veteran studies provide us with a basis for infusion of relevant content into the social work practice curriculum. © 1994 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

11-4-1994

DOI of published version

10.1300/J067v10n01_10

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