veteran

Listen to Veterans without Judgement

Many moons ago, I heard a Viet Nam era veteran say something that, I think, rings eternal: “We want to be heard. We don’t want to be judged.”
 

The Role of Talk Therapy in the Treatment of Service Members (Part 1)

Harold Kudler, chair of the SVI, offered the following discussion on the members list a few months ago on the interplay between talk therapy and biological treatments especially as it applies to service members and veterans. His discussion has broader implications for psychoanalysts. His discussion is worth reading again and preserving.

The Warrior Canine Connection

An organization called Warrior Canine Connection has hit on something and the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are taking notice.  Meg Daley, a researcher, and Rick Yount, a VA clinician in California, were pioneers in discovering that the emotional bond that a service member forms with a dog can lead to significant amelioration of PTSD.  The program provides service dogs to veterans.