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Couple/family therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: Review to facilitate interpretation of VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline

Candice M. Monson, PhD, et al.

Figure 1. Heuristic for understanding target of different couple/family inter-ventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

There are well-documented associations among veterans’ posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, family relationship problems, and mental health problems in partners and children of veterans. This article reviews the recommendations for couple/family therapy made in the newest version of the Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD. Research on couple/family therapy for PTSD with veterans is described, and a heuristic is offered for clinicians and researchers to consider when incorporating couple/family treatments into veterans’ mental health services for PTSD.

Volume 49 Number 5, 2012
   Pages 717 — 728


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This article and any supplementary materials should be cited as follows:
Monson CM, Macdonald A, Brown-Bowers A. Couple/family therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: Review to facilitate interpretation of VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(5):717–28.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.09.0166

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Monson CM, Macdonald A, Vorstenbosch V, Shnaider P, Goldstein ESR. Changes in social adjustment with cognitive processing therapy: effects of treatment and association with PTSD symptom change. J Trauma Stress. 2012. In press.
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Schumm JA, Fredman SJ, Monson CM, Chard KM. Cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD: Initial findings for Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom male combat veterans and their partners. Am J Fam Ther. 2012. In press.

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