Dear Potential PTSD Support or Psychoeducational Group Leader:
Would you like to start a psychoeducational/support group for couples impacted by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD but don't know if you have the time or ability to develop a course outline? No problem. Just plan to use my book, "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship: How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy" as its foundation. After all, the book includes information and skill-building exercises designed specifically for PTSD-impacted couples. it also adheres to the resilience model—which I probably don't have to tell you is often used by psychotherapists helping clients cope with significant challenges. In addition, the book’s content is arranged so that you could teach a chapter a week—thus providing attendees with a twelve to fourteen week course chock full of information, skill-building exercises, and support without struggling to organize all the content for these sessions yourself. So, go ahead and download it below now. And good luck with this noble cause you're about to embark upon.
Diane England, Ph.D., LCSW
P.S.--You'll want to ensure that attendees have their own copy of the book. They can always buy it online--or order it at their favorite bricks and mortar bookstore if it isn't on the shelf at the time. Or, I know of one couple that arranged for a nonprofit organization to purchase the books for their group.