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Open to Interpretation…The Art and Science of Inkblots
Ashland, OH: Hogrefe, 2009


Principles of Neuropsychology
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2008


Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Applications
New York, NY: Guilford, 2012


The Quest for
the Nazi Personality

Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995


Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention
Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas, 1992

Clinical and Operational Applications

Carrie H. Kennedy & Eric Zillmer
New York, NY: Guilford, Second Edition 2012

Introduction   |   Acclaim   |   Key Features   |   Audience   |   Contents

ISBN-10: 1-57230-724-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-57230-724-7

386 pages + index


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During wartime, the need for mental health professionals intensifies, and the role they play is increasingly important. This comprehensive professional reference and text presents crucial knowledge for anyone who provides direct psychological services or consultation to military, law enforcement, or intelligence personnel, or who works to enhance operational readiness. Expert contributors describe the ins and outs of working within the military system and offer guidelines for effective, ethical practice. Among the clinical applications discussed are fitness-for-duty evaluations, suicide risk assessment and prevention, substance abuse treatment, and brief psychotherapy. Operational applications include such topics as combat stress, survival training, hostage negotiation, and understanding terrorist motivation.

"Here is the definitive guide to the practice of psychology in military environments. Finally, practitioners-both uniformed and civilian-have a thorough yet practice-oriented, one-stop resource for effective and ethical practice in military settings. From recognized leaders in the field, this handbook sets a new standard of practice by concisely distilling essential elements of fitness-for-duty evaluations, brief interventions, suicide prevention, combat stress intervention, and health promotion. Of equal importance, it is the first volume to articulate the parameters of practice in operational environments, covering new terrain in the areas of operational consultation, survival training, weapons of mass destruction, terrorist psychology, hostage negotiation, and disaster response. This cutting-edge book belongs in the arsenal of every military clinician."
W. Brad Johnson, PhD, Department of Psychology, U.S. Naval Academy; past president, Society for Military Psychology

"As a civilian neuropsychologist providing evaluations to service members returning from Iraq, I find this book to be an unprecedented resource....The book provides a unique opportunity to examine our military, the challenges presented to our military members, and how these needs are met. This forward-thinking contribution is a 'must read' for any clinician, student, researcher, or operational psychologist working in the area of the military, veterans' affairs, intelligence, or law enforcement."
Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine

"This comprehensive text covers the full range of services and settings in which military psychologists may practice. The clinical section addresses an excellent range of therapy and assessment issues. The accompanying examples are extremely practical and useful. The operational section makes for fascinating reading, covering issues and topics such as combat stress and the role of psychology in survival training. This is an essential text for any psychologist practicing in or providing services to the military. It will also be useful to psychologists working within the VA system, as it provides an understanding of clinical issues and the military culture not available in other texts."
Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, Psychology Service, James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, Florida

  • Current, timely: the first comprehensive volume in the field in over a decade.
  • Significant new knowledge-covers cutting-edge areas of practice and research.
  • Addresses core clinical topics, including trauma, plus issues specific to the military.
  • Will appeal to police and intelligence professionals as well as those working with the military.
  • Authors include experts from different military branches; Kennedy is a lieutenant commander in the Navy

    Military psychologists, police and law enforcement psychologists, and those working with intelligence and national security agencies; students and researchers in these areas. Also of interest to civilian mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and others who work with military members and veterans.

    Course Use
    Serves as a primary text in Military Psychology courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.

    I. Clinical Practice in the Military
    1. A History of Military Psychology, Carrie H. Kennedy and Jeffrey A. McNeil
    2. Introduction to Clinical Military Psychology, Frank C. Budd and Carrie H. Kennedy
    3. Military Fitness-for-Duty Evaluation, Frank C. Budd and Sally Harvey
    4. Brief Psychotherapy in the U.S. Military: Principles and Applications, J.D. Ball and Thomas H. Peake
    5. Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in Military Healthcare Settings, Alan L. Peterson
    6. Neuropsychological Practice in the Military, Laurie M. Ryan, Thomas M. Zazeckis, Louis M. French, and Sally Harvey
    7. Suicide Prevention in the Military, David E. Jones, Kevin R. Kennedy, and Laurel L. Hourani
    8. Substance Abuse Services and Gambling Treatment in the Military, Carrie H. Kennedy, David E. Jones, and Revonda Grayson

    II. Operational Psychology
    9. Introduction to Operational Psychology, Thomas J. Williams, James J. Picano, Robert R. Roland, and L. Morgan Banks
    10. Combat Stress, Rick L. Campise, Schuyler K. Geller, and Mary E. Campise
    11. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Training: Preparing Military Members for the Demands of Captivity, Anthony P. Doran, Gary Hoyt, and Charles A. Morgan III
    12. The Psychology of Terrorists: Nazi Perpetrators, the Baader-Meinhof Gang, War Criminals in Bosnia, and Suicide Bombers, Eric A. Zillmer
    13. The Psychology of Al Qaeda Terrorists: The Evolution of the Global Salafi Jihad, Marc Sageman
    14. The Psychological Effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Mark S. Oordt
    15. Crisis and Hostage Negotiation, Kirk L. Rowe, Michael G. Gelles, and Russell E. Palarea
    16. Psychological Interventions Following Disaster or Trauma, Michael A. Borders and Carrie H. Kennedy
    17. Assessment and Selection of High-Risk Operational Personnel, James J. Picano, Thomas J. Williams, and Robert R. Roland
    18. Future Directions of Military Psychology, John A. Ralph and Morgan T. Sammons