Secondary Trauma and Burnout in Military Behavioral Health Providers

Beyond the Battlefield

  • Charles C.¬†Benight

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Charles C. Benight
    Pages 1-9
  3. Kotaro Shoji, Charles C. Benight, Shaun Stearns
    Pages 11-40
  4. Carolyn Yeager, Judith Bock, Charles C. Benight
    Pages 41-66
  5. Judith Bock, Charles C. Benight
    Pages 67-83
  6. Shaun Stearns, Charles C. Benight
    Pages 85-113
  7. Kotaro Shoji, Charles C. Benight, Shaun Stearns
    Pages 115-146
  8. Charles C. Benight
    Pages 147-170
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-208

About this book


This book provides an in-depth look at the complex clinical, individual, and organizational challenges that our clinicians face in treating our returning soldiers struggling with the aftermath of more than a decade of war.  The authors explore the confluence of factors that make this time in history a perfect storm for military mental health providers.  The signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars weave a tapestry of emotional turmoil with diffuse brain injury difficulties that challenge the very best clinicians under the best conditions.  The authors target different pieces of the puzzle including the prevalence of secondary trauma and burnout, the organizational factors that promote negative clinician well-being, the creation and evaluation of an online social media based intervention for burnout, and a critical review of peer coaching.  


Secondary Traumatic Stress Burnout Military Mental Health Provider Job Burnout stress Self-Efficacy Social Support Organizational Stress Force Health Protection Internet Intervention Coaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles C.¬†Benight
    • 1
  1. 1.University Of Colorado - Colorado Spring Colorado SpringsUSA

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