and their Dependents
A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to and including their life. Veterans are from all conflicts and all branches of the military including Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard.
Dependent of a Veteran
The dependent of a Veteran includes the Veteran’s spouse, surviving spouse, child, parents, and/or siblings who are directly impacted by coping with the impact of the Veteran’s deployment or the Veteran’s reintegration into the local community.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) helps you by giving you a new way to handle distressing thoughts and to gain an understanding of events. By using the skills learned in this therapy, you can learn why recovery from traumatic events has been hard for you. CPT helps you learn how going through a trauma changed the way you look at the world, yourself, and others. The way we think and look at things directly affects how we feel and act.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you understand that your thoughts cause your feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that you can change the way you think in order to feel or act better even if the situation does not change.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Skills Training
Examples of areas of focus are:
»Skills for managing daily responsibilities
»Stress reduction techniques
»Anger management skills
»Skills to recognize and modify unreasonable beliefs, thoughts, and expectations
»Skills to identify and utilize community resources and informal supports
»Skills to identify and utilize acceptable leisure time activities
»Independent living skills