Neuropsychological Practice


Yvette Lunday

WednesdayApr 18 at 12:19pm

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Neuropsychological Practice

The clinical setting is that of a Family and Veteran Clinic that offers a Home-Based Program that provides treatment for patients with Post Traumatic Disorder. The type of service offered is an outpatient service which opens from 8 am to 5 pm where expertise from different disciplines are provided for treatment for patients who suffer from stress-related conditions and mood disorders. Family and child psychiatrists and psychologists, nurse specialists and OIF combat veterans. The outreach team of veterans is also involved in the clinical engagement to serve as the point person for the vet during the care treatment and maintain their retention. The goal of the working model is to engage veteran members and have their families’ access care. It involves highlighting the clinical engagement and the treatment opportunities offered to the patient (Allard & Rebbeca, 2015, p.99). An instance case can be a marine veteran who experiences relationship distress with her wife because of extreme withdrawal and emotional numbing. The children as well experience academic difficulties because of poor implementation of homework plans. The treatment engagement would be to induce parenting guidance and strengthening the parenting bond which will trigger towards re-establishing his role and authority. There will also be assessment system will be designed to probe interrelationships between the veteran and family levels of functioning to improve its outcomes that overcome the barriers to accessing health care for the military families. The central attribution to the program model is to decrease distress as a way of improving functioning within the family. Some of the challenges are missing appointments from the patient and family members. The derailed treatment would need an increase in engagement that would have to reduce adverse outcomes of distress within relationships which would have been dealing with earlier on.


Allard M& Rebecca W., (2015), Three Generational Model- A Family Systems Network for the

Assessment and Treatment for Veterans, Journal of Psychology Research and Practice,

46:2, p. 97-106