Military Psychology in Ukraine:
Issues and Challenges through the Deployment Cycle
By: Adrienne Bilak, Coordinator Patriot Defence
As a consequence of the Maidan “Revolution of Dignity” protests last year and the continuing war in the Donbas, the issues associated with the psychology profession in Ukraine have been brought to the forefront of peoples’ consciousness. After a year of fighting, service members and civilians experiencing psychological traumas have turned to a system that seems to be incapable of providing quality psychological services in response to complex problems.
This is especially evident in the field of military psychology; specifically, the Ukrainian system of military psychology has been overwhelmed by the challenge of providing an effective continuum of psychological support for soldiers pre-, during, and post-deployment.
This report endeavours to describe the challenges faced by military psychology in the Ukrainian context.
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