Critical interaction therapy: couples therapy in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Johnson1995CriticalIT,
  title={Critical interaction therapy: couples therapy in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={David Read Johnson and Steven Lawrence Feldman and Hadar Lubin},
  journal={Family process},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          401-12
        }
}
There is a need for family therapy interventions that are specific to the conditions found in families of traumatized people such as combat veterans. In these families, the historically "real" event of the trauma often continues to exert influence on the family system despite collusive arrangements that serve to keep it hidden. In families of combat veterans, a situation develops whereby the veteran becomes triangulated with a dead buddy without the spouse's knowledge. The discrepancy between… CONTINUE READING