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Sean Kendall

Treatment model for recovery from PTSD.

Denver VAMC has published a treatment model for treament and recovery from PTSD.  The model shows the importance of peer support, group work and personal responsibility.  This model has been adopted by many VA Programs around the country and has proven effective treatment for PTSD.  Most treatment programs are based on encouraging Veterans to share their experiences, and supportive VA staff is critical.  Recreational therapy is also highly encouraged by VA treaters, such as the horse programs for Veterans, Cowboy Up.  We have also seen many Veterans involved in skiing and outdoor expeditions.