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Being Tender yet Tough with Veterans

As any subgroup of Americans, military veterans cover a wide spectrum of personality types and pre-service adjustment history. While there is almost universal agreement that veterans should be honored for serving, across the board admiration without constructive criticism may be unwise. Not every hero acts heroically all the time. Sometimes folks with adjustment difficulties need …

Perseverence + Resilience + Patience = Hope for Recovery

I sometimes say that my middle name is “Perseverence.” It could also be said that Resilience runs through my veins, which is, in part, why writing a book with Matt E. Jaremko–Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt: Narratives of Hope and Resilience for Victims of PTSD–is so gratifying, because it will help SO MANY PEOPLE. …

Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt will release in summer, 2018!

I am beyond thrilled to tell you that Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt, a creative non-fiction book written by Dr. Matt E. Jaremko and me, has found a publisher, Ayni Books. Our book should release in early summer, 2018. The best way to describe it to you is to borrow from our book proposal: …

Introduction to our book: Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt

For the past year, I have been collaborating with Beth Fehlbaum to write a book entitled: Trauma Recovery: Sessions with Dr. Matt. The first draft of this book is in the process of editorial submission and review but here we begin to discuss its purpose and anticipated impact. An overview of the book is provided …

About Dr. Jaremko

Clinical Psychologist. Professor. Consultant. Author. Presenter.

Matt E. Jaremko, Ph.D. is imminently qualified to write this guidebook for trauma survivors and the mental health professionals who lead them to become whole. Extensive experience as a teacher and a researcher, coupled with decades of working with survivors from a myriad of backgrounds, equips him to present complicated information in an easily-digestible format. Dr. Jaremko has been on the forefront of devising science-based interventions that are short-term and cost-efficient.

Early in his career, Dr. Jaremko was fascinated by the role of behavioral science in understanding humans’ ability to cope with pain and stress. His research reflects a commitment to discovering ways to lessen anxiety, and his work with Vietnam Veterans led to an interest in helping them cope with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Jaremko’s clinical experience is extensive: he has treated a diverse spectrum of clients including probated offenders who have psychological and substance abuse problems; patients in state mental hospitals, orthopedic patients in need of learning new ways to deal with pain, and for 25 years, he ran a successful private practice, treating adults and children with a myriad of issues.

Dr. Jaremko’s books include Stress Reduction and Prevention, edited with Donald Meichenbaum, and Cognitive-Behavioral Reflections on Some Dimensions of Personality. He has written over 30 articles and conducted workshops on such topics as Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy; Stress Coping, Stress Inoculation Training; Recognizing and Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorders in Vietnam Veterans and Using Data Collection Methods in Clinical Practice.

Now retired from independent practice and teaching, Dr. Jaremko’s passion has become working with his hands. He volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, helps friends and family rehabilitate their properties and with their construction projects, builds furniture and plays golf—lots and lots of golf—and in his spare time, Beth Fehlbaum convinces him to write on projects such as this one.

 

 

 

 

 

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