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Combat Stress Magazine: Spring 2023
Volume 12, Number 1
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By Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
By Officer (RET) Thadeu Holloway
By SGT Jerrod Lee Osborne
Letter To the American Psychological Association
By Louise Gaston, PhD
A Chaplain’s Perspective, The Unsung Hero: Chaplains
By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, BCPPC, FAIS
Why Officers Must be Trained to Stay “Left of Bang”
By Marla Friedman, PsyD PC
Emboldened Survivor: Gaining Strength through Struggle (Post-traumatic Growth)
By Dr. Ronald L. Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS
Measuring the Stress Response
By Brandon LaGreca, LAc, MAcOM
Insights and Lessons the Air Force Taught Me for a Better Life
By Chaplain, COL USAF (RET) Rabbi Joel R. Schwartzman
Editor In Chief
Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army
Josh Briley, PhD, FAIS
Reverend Charles Grantham, PhD, MSH, FAIS, APF
Jeff Jernigan, PhD, LPC, BCCPC, FAIS
Tom McMurtry, DAIS
John H. Thurman, Jr. M.Div., MA
Richard Young, PhD, FAIS
AIS Combat Stress Board
Chaired by Colonel Platoni, the role of this board is to develop initiatives and communications to serve the stress management needs of Service Members and Veterans.
Chair: Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army, COL/Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces,
Dayton SWAT, Editor, Combat Stress magazine
Richard S. Biehl, MA, FAIS, Police Chief (Ret), Dayton, Ohio
Brian S. Earthman MD, FAIS, Psychiatrist, MAJ (Ret), US Army Reserves, Medical Director, EPI, Inc.
Charlie Bass, MD, PhD, FAIS, LTC (Ret), U.S. Army, Veteran of OIF/OEF
Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS, Pain and Stress Specialist, US Navy Contractor (Ret), President, The American Institute of Stress
Combat Stress Magazine
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