VISTAS Trauma, Grief, Disaster, and Crisis Counseling

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Care of the War Wounded: Counseling Considerations

Peggy P. Whiting, Loretta J. Bradley, Edward E. Moody, and Laura S. Wheat


This article gives counselors a comprehensive overview of the unique needs of military personnel and their families as they engage in the recovery process of the psychological trauma of war and offers resources to guide counselors in providing effective care. The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of the Department of Veteran Affairs (2004) stated “it is essential that all health care professionals – civilian or military – who care for casualties… have at least rudimentary and relevant military knowledge” ( p. 1).

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