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The following are books the CDP staff have found useful.

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The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life
 

The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life: 

by Dennis Turk and Fritz Winter (ISBN: 1591470498)
Description:
This excellent book is written for patients, but also could be used by providers to plan and structure sessions.

Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach Therapist Guide
 

Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach Therapist Guide 

by John Otis
Description:
Part of the Treatments That Work series, this pair of books provides a structured approach to coping with chronic pain.

In an instant: A family's journey of love and healing
 

In an instant: A family's journey of love and healing 

Woodruff, L, & Woodruff, B. (2007). In an instant: A family’s journey of love and healing. New York, NY: Random House.
Description:
In this memoir, Lee and Bob Woodruff share their story of love, resilience, and survival following Bob’s traumatic brain injury. As an embedded journalist accompanying the U.S. military in Iraq, Bob sustained life-threatening injuries when an IED (improvised explosive device) exploded near his vehicle. This memoir provides insight into a family’s struggle with tragedy and their journey to recovery.

Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach
 

Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach 

Jobes, D.A. (2006). Managing suicidal risk: A collaborative approach. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Description:
This user-friendly clinical manual is a valuable resource for therapists assessing and treating suicidal patients. The manual provides instructions and reproducible forms for assessing suicidal risk, developing treatment plans, and monitoring clinical progress.

Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat, Volume 3: The Military Family
 

Military Life: The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat, Volume 3: The Military Family

Castro, C.A., Adler, A.B., & Britt, T.W. (Eds.). (2006). Military life: The psychology of serving in peace and combat, Volume 3: The military family. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.
Description:
This book is a useful resource for mental health providers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of military families.

My Tour In Hell: A Marine's Battle with Combat Trauma (Reflections of History Series, V. 1)
 

My Tour In Hell: A Marine's Battle with Combat Trauma (Reflections of History Series, V. 1)

Powell, D.W. (2006). My tour in hell: A marine’s battle with combat trauma. Ann Arbor, MI: Modern History Press.
Description:
Author David W. Powell, a U.S. Marine combat Vietnam veteran, writes about his experiences with war and his adjustment to civilian life. He shares his story of personal struggle and triumph.

Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind
 

Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind

Sheman, N. (2005). Stoic warriors: The ancient philosophy behind the military mind. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Description:
The author discusses stoicism among today’s military Service members. She addresses how Service members prepare themselves for combat and the benefits as well as consequences of stoicism.

The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers
 

The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers

Sheman, N. (2010). The untold war: Inside the hearts, minds, and souls of our soldiers. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.
Description:
The author describes the psychological and moral burdens upon the men and women serving in the military.  This book is a valuable resource for both Service members and clinicians.

Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military
 

Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military

Solaro, E. (2006). Women in the line of fire: What you should know about women in the military. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press.
Description:
Author Erin Solaro describes the role of women serving in combat units in the U.S. military, and advocates for full and open inclusion.  As part of her research, Solaro has spent time embedded with combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has conducted interviews with military policy analysts and veterans.   She argues that the debate is no longer about women serving in combat—something that is already occurring—but why, how, to what degree, and what it means for the military as well as civil society.

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