Veteran Couples Connect (VCC)

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Active through December 2019

Grant Amount: $90,367

Program Description:
Veteran Couples Connect will focus primarily on couples where one or more partners has a diagnosis of PTSD. This project will be aimed at understanding the effects of PTSD on marriages, and will provide a targeted intervention to address these relationships as well as treatment for PTSD.

Program Partners:
Central Texas Veteran Services Coalition (CTVSC), F7 Group

The Veteran Couples Connect (VCC) program serves veteran couples in Central Texas to treat PTSD in a couples format. Using Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (CBCT-PTSD), the VCC program provides PTSD treatment to couples in a group setting, with five couples in each cohort. Through the 8-week program, couples will receive in-person group treatment from licensed clinicians. The program provides couples with an introduction to treatment, safety building, and psycho-education about trauma and PTSD.

At the end of the program, couples will receive vouchers for a date night experience to celebrate their hard work, as well as a weekend getaway with other veteran couples. Program staff will evaluate the program to assess the intervention’s effectiveness and to improve programming for veteran couples in future cohorts.

Spring 2019 Group Sites Group Information
Belton 3011 N. Main Street St. B

 

Belton, TX 76513

Mondays 6:00-8:00pm

Starts May 6th (May get pushed a week if more couples need to be recruited)

Killeen Soldiers Hospitality House

 

3950 Chaparral Rd.

Killeen, TX 76542

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Starts May 1st

To apply, please complete the Veteran Couples Connect Application. Each member of the couple will need to complete the application individually. If you have questions about the program before applying, please call or email.

 

Programs for Family Members: 
Military Spouse
Vet Spouse
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge
Parent Organization: