By G. Gail Rouse, Lesley Riley and Natasha Barnes

The number of women entering the military is projected to reach 23 million by 2040, an increase of approximately 16% (National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, 2016). As a result, more female veterans are expected to transition into the civilian workforce at the conclusion of their military experience. Compared to male veterans, these women are more likely to experience reintegration issues such as underemployment, mental health and PTSD concerns, and difficulty balancing the career development process with other life roles (Reppert, Buzzetta & Rose, 2014: Simpson & Armstrong, 2009).  Therefore, it would be beneficial for the counseling profession to implement a combination of mental health and career guidance services that identify and address the aforementioned issues for these clients. (Read More)

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