Blog posts with the tag "Military Couples"

Staff Perspective: To Share or Not Share a Bed - Understanding Sleep Divorce and Common Solutions

In this blog, Dr. Rogers reviews the growing phenomenon of “sleep divorce,” a practice where an individual sleeps in a different bed to get better sleep or accommodate the sleep needs of a partner. Getting good sleep is not only important for the health of individuals, it can also have a significant impact on relationships. This blog will highlight research findings on sharing a bed with a partner, research on “sleep divorce,” and discuss ways to address problems leading to “sleep divorce.”

Staff Perspective: Impact of COVID-19 on Couples Accessing Counseling

As someone who hadn’t seen patients on an outpatient basis for several years, I decided in late 2021 to explore the world of telehealth. Telehealth was new to me as it was to many clinicians. I think the combination of more time at home and the increased need for access to behavioral health I was seeing in my role as a crisis clinician sparked my desire to begin seeing patients again. 

Practically Speaking: Behind the Episode “Making Room for Emotion - Emotionally Focused Therapy for Military Couples”

Dr. Jenna Ermold

Let’s face it, romantic relationships can be challenging for many under the best of circumstances requiring attention and hard work to navigate the challenges that life can throw at any couple. Romantic relationships + military service? The challenges can feel like they are on steroids. Frequent moves, separation during training, long work hours, deployments… all very standard military-specific stressors that couples endure on top of the usual life stressors.

Staff Perspective: Exploring a Suicide-Specific Couple-Based Intervention

Dr. Marjorie Weinstock

While I’ve written numerous blogs about military couples, one of my other professional interests is suicide prevention. Since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I thought suicide prevention would be a good topic for my blog post this month. So, when I recently ran across Khalifan and colleagues’ (2022) article “Utilizing the couple relationship to prevent suicide: A preliminary examination of treatment for relationships and safety together” I was intrigued!

Staff Perspective: Military Response to Domestic Abuse - What Providers Need to Know

April Thompson, LCSW

Domestic abuse is an issue that impacts both military and civilian families. All behavioral health providers should, at a minimum, know how to safely ask clients about it and be aware of the resources available for use when abuse is disclosed. However, many clinical providers, working both on and off military installations, report knowing very little about this topic.