Digging for Victory :

Wise, Joanna.

Digging for Victory : Horticultural Therapy with Veterans for Post-Traumatic Growth. - 1 online resource (337 pages)

COVER -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF FIGURES -- LIST OF ACRONYMS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE Horticultural therapy and the military -- FOREWORD -- PREFACE Growing history… the Victoria CrossPoppy -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE Veterans with "invisible injuries" and their needs -- CHAPTER TWO The trauma of killing -- CHAPTER THREE How horticultural therapy meets veterans' needs -- CHAPTER FOUR Structuring the horticultural therapy programme to ensure safe practice -- CHAPTER FIVE Staff support, supervision, and training -- CHAPTER SIX Referral and assessment -- CHAPTER SEVEN Setting goals, defining outcomes -- CHAPTER EIGHT The horticultural programme -- CHAPTER NINE Site design features relating to veterans' needs -- CHAPTER TEN Recalibration: future directions for post-traumatic growth -- APPENDIX I Resources -- APPENDIX II Social and therapeutic horticulture: more research required? An additional commentary -- REFERENCES -- INDEX.

Horticultural Therapy is ideally suited to engage veterans alienated from traditional civilian healthcare routes who present with a range of complex and challenging healthcare needs. It presents, on the surface, as a deceptively simple and accessible activity. Carried out by trained professionals, it is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective treatment. By targeting specific client-centred goals, it is able to integrate improved individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social outcomes with broader opportunities to transition successfully into civilian society through learning a valuable skill set and a meaningful occupation.This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods of Horticultural Therapy as applied to this unique client group. It describes the type of combat training and experiences veterans may have had, and sets out the common issues and pitfalls civilian therapists often face when working with the military. Looking to the future, it also identifies promising avenues in terms of how we may improve the treatment we offer to best serve the needs of these ex-service men and women who fight on our behalf.


Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Alternative treatment.;Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Diagnosis.

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RC552.P67 -- .W574 2015eb