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Working with Special Operations Forces 

Working with Special Operations Forces
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Working with Special Operations Forces
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L. Morgan Banks

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0014
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date: 11 December 2019

Special Operations Forces are ordinarily psychologically screened, carefully selected, and then intensively trained for assignment. This results in a force that is generally highly resilient. However, the rate and intensity of their deployments has and will likely continue to stress this force significantly. The types of screening they undergo and the unique stressors they experience are discussed, along with the treatment options available for them to seek assistance and a description of the duties of the assigned operational psychologist

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