Appropriate treatment of sexual assault and/or harassment from a client’s active-duty military experience can be challenging for mental health providers. A one-size-fits-all intervention may not be the most appropriate intervention, given the complexity of issues or the timing within a client’s counseling journey. The context of a survivor’s experience and creating a collaborative counseling relationship are important variables to consider as therapists facilitate each survivor’s recovery process. This presentation will discuss the option of integrative psychotherapy techniques (including evidence to support multiple interventions) which allow for a client’s context to be taken into account and the building of rapport as a priority. If time, a case will also be presented illustrating the application of integrative methods.
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