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Challenges and Threats of Combat Deployment 

Challenges and Threats of Combat Deployment
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Challenges and Threats of Combat Deployment
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Heidi S. Kraft

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0039
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date: 12 November 2019

Military psychologists’ care of combat troops is a priority of commanders, who trust them to mend their people’s invisible wounds. Combat psychologists provide treatment, often amidst threat to their own physical and mental well being. This chapter defines challenges and risks facing psychologists, and recommends strategies to survive -- and thrive -- during combat deployment.

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