Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference

July 30, 2013
Oxford University Press

The book “Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference” serves as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the field of military mental health. Written by top experts in the field, including former military psychologists Moore and Barnett, it offers concise and targeted reviews of various aspects of military psychology at a crucial time when the psychological well-being of servicemen and women is widely discussed.

The book covers a wide range of topics, including military culture, working with Special Operations Forces, ethical challenges, the impact of combat on women, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders, psychologists’ involvement in interrogations, and fostering resilience within the military.

The authors bring together a diverse group of contributors, including military psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, chaplains, experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, prominent academics, and representatives from other governmental and civilian organizations. This diverse range of perspectives ensures a comprehensive and multifaceted exploration of military mental health. The content is presented in a clear and concise manner, making it easily accessible to both military psychologists and non-military clinicians, researchers, counselors, social workers, educators, and trainees who may encounter issues related to military psychology in their work.

By delving into important topics and providing insights from various disciplines, the book sheds light on the complexities of military psychology. It addresses the unique challenges faced by military personnel and explores the consequences of extended family stress, the role of technology in mental healthcare delivery, and strategies for enhancing human performance in demanding conditions. With its broad coverage and practical approach, this desk reference serves as an essential resource for anyone involved or interested in military mental health, offering valuable guidance and knowledge to navigate this specialized area of psychology.

Read the Book “Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference”

About the Authors