Date of Paper


Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Social Work

First Advisor

Colin Hollidge, LICSW, Ph. D


Social Work


This project was a systematic review of the research studies that have focused on the barriers of reintegration by military service members to civilian life. This paper examined what psycho-social variables these research articles have found that have had the greatest impact on those reintegrating into civilian life. Because reintegration is a process that affects the service member, his or her spouse, and potentially children, it is an important area to research. This paper is a systematic review of the research already published regarding barriers to military reintegration for OEF and OIF veterans. Mental health was the most dominant theme as a barrier to reintegration followed by anger and aggression. It is hoped that analyzing the available data on this topic can better assist clinicians in their efforts to provide effective treatments and programs for returning service members; however, more research can always be done and the clinician should stay up-to-date with the most current findings on this topic.

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