Lt. Col. Kathy T. Platoni '74, a psychologist from Beavercreek, Ohio, is serving in Iraq as a member of one of many combat stress control teams working to help soldiers get back to the field after experiencing trauma.
In an article in the Washington Post online, Platoni is quoted as saying, “Our main purpose is to help people get back to the field, and we get more than 90 percent of them back out so they can do their jobs,” she says. “But sometimes the command just doesn't support it. You schedule something and no one shows up. It's not always easy, but you just have to fight your way in.”
To read the full article about combat stress and the psychologists working in Iraq, click here.