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Pushing Limits - December 21, 2012 at 2:30pm

Pushing Limits, for December 21, 2012 - 2:30pm

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Veterans Healing PTSD Together. “They taught me that I could hurt somebody and I don't want to hurt anybody.” Veteran Jim Swazye. Six white Vietnam Vets, disabled by their military service, talk about PTSD. They discuss anger and helping each other, as well as reaching out to other vets trapped in rage and shame. As the national discussion of the 26 senseless killings in Connecticut seethes on, these men continue to walk their winding and often arduous path to peace. Guests: Sunny Campbell, Larry Kozlowski, Jim O'Neil, Jim Swasey, Kerry Oswald, Steve Weigert, & Patrick Reilly, PhD. The veterans are part of an anger management group at the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Santa Rosa, CA. That clinic is a satellite of the San Francisco Veteran's Medical Center. Hosted by Shelley Berman. Produced by Steve Howdyshell and Shelley Berman. Editing help from Sheela Gunn-Cushman & Adrienne Lauby. This program is dedicated to Dylan Hockley, a Special Needs Student, and Anne Marie Murphy, a Special Education Teacher both of whom were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 Patrick Reilly is the director of Mental Health for the Santa Rosa Clinic. For a free download of his book visit our website, Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients by Patrick Reilly, PhD and Michael Shopshire PhD (2002) with Participant Workbook by Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D. Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D. Timothy C. Durazzo and Ph.D. Torri A. Campbell (2008)

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I commend this radio station for featuring Dr. Patrick Reilly and combat veterans from the Santa Rosa VA, for offering a rare glimpse into the "front lines" of effective treatments being offered by the VA to those who served our country. I was struck by how Dr. Reilly's compassion when combined with the cohesion of the veterans in these groups created a therapeutic bond that touched many lives and positively impacted the emotional well-being of those who availed themselves of the services offered by the VA.

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