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- DescriptionThe goal of this book is to review the factors that contribute to stress in military families and to point toward strategies and policies that can help. Presenting new data and analyses, it covers the major topics including a chapter on single service members.
- Author BiographyDr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth is a professor of Child Development and Family Studies. She serves as director of the Center for Families at Purdue University, as well as director of the Military Family Research Institute. The primary focus of Professor MacDermid's research is the connection between work conditions and family life. She is particularly interested in links among work-family tension, marriage, and parenting, and she has studied workplaces as contexts for adult development. Her research has been published in several journals, including Journal of Marriage and the Family; Journal of Family Issues; and, Family Relations. She has received research funds from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the State of Indiana. In 1996, Professor MacDermid became the director of The Center for Families at Purdue University. Through the Center, she founded and now directs a membership organization focusing on family issues for employers in the Midwestern region. She has served as co-director of Military Families Research Institute since 1999. Professor MacDermid is the author of more than 90 invited or refereed research articles, chapters, books, and scientific presentations. Her research has won one national award, and she recently received the Award of Merit from the local chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta. Professor MacDermid has been an associate editor of two scientific journals, a member of the editorial boards for two others, and a reviewer for three additional publications. She also has reviewed for the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Royal Society of New Zealand Centres of Research Excellence Fund. David S. Riggs, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Deployment Psychology. Dr. Riggs received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and earned his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990 after completing a clinical psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Subsequently, he held clinical research positions at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and the National Center for PTSD at the Boston VA Medical Center as well as academic appointments at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Boston University and the University of Pennsylvania. As a clinical and research psychologist, much of David's work has focused on trauma, violence and anxiety with a particular interest in the impact of PTSD and other anxiety disorders on the families of those directly affected. Dr. Riggs has published over 60 articles and book chapters and presented over 100 papers and workshops on topics including posttraumatic disorder, domestic violence, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and behavioral therapy. He served as a member of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Committee and Chair of the Marital and Family Therapy subcommittee for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In addition, Dr. Riggs is very involved in disseminating effective psychological treatments and serves on the Dissemination Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has trained numerous student and mental health professionals from the United States and other countries in techniques for treating PTSD, OCD and other anxiety disorders. This included training professionals in ways to address the needs of survivors of international terror, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, military trauma, and sexual and physical assault. Recently he co-led a series of workshops to train military behavioral health professionals who are preparing to deploy to treat PTSD and other trauma-related distress. As the Director of the Center for Deployment Psychology, Dr. Riggs continues this effort as he oversees the development and delivery of training seminars to behavioral health professionals to prepare them to provide for the needs of deployed Service members and thei
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication29/09/2012
- GenreMedicine: General
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note9 black & white illustrations, 29 black & white tables, biography
- Weight599 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byProfessor David S. Riggs,Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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