Infidelity & Military Couples: Treatment Approach

first_imgThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT[Flickr, Forgiveness ! by Craig Sunter, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015As discussed in our previous post, military couples are particularly vulnerable to infidelity. Infidelity is considered one of the most difficult issues to treat in couples’ therapy [1].  For military couples, though, treatment can be even more difficult [2] depending on the availability of each partner to come to therapy. For instance, if partners are separated geographically, it may be difficult to coordinate professionals or technological resources to implement treatment before the problem completely dismantles the relationship. Confidentiality can also be problematic when treating military couples because infidelity is considered a punishable offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ-Article 134). Service members suffering from a decline in emotional expressiveness and regulation often associated with post-traumatic stress disorder may also complicate treatment. The broad range of negative impacts that infidelity imposes on military couples as well as increased vulnerability to this problem suggests a need for treatments tailored to military couples.One evidence-based treatment approach designed specifically for military couples struggling with infidelity has been shown to produce effective outcomes [2]. The theoretical foundation under girding this approach draws on interventions focusing on trauma and forgiveness. This treatment model guides couples through three stages: 1) Impact stage, 2) Meaning Stage, and 3) Moving on stage. The table below provides more detailed tasks that therapists utilizing this approach aim to achieve with clients in therapy.Snyder, K., Gasbarrini, M., Doss, B. & Scheider, D. (2011). Intervening with military couples strugling with issues of sexual infidelity. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41, 201-208.This infidelity-specific treatment model was developed by Kristina Coop Gordon, Donald H. Baucom, and Douglas K. Snyder. Empirical evidence surrounding the treatment approach demonstrates effectiveness. In one study, couples demonstrated significantly less post-traumatic stress symptoms, depression and marital distress. Furthermore, there was greater forgiveness for the person who engaged in the affair upon completing treatment [3].  This treatment approach has also been used by Army chaplains tailoring it to military couple needs and has shown promising results [2]. More information on this therapy approach can be found in the book titled Helping Couples Get Past the Affair: A Clinician’s Guide.References [2] Snyder, D.K., Gasbarrini, M.F., Doss, B.D., & Scheider, D.M. (2011). Intervening with military couples struggling with issues of sexual infidelity. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41, 201-208.[3] Gordon, K.C., Baucom, D.H., & Snyder, D.K. (2004). An integrative intervention for promoting recovery from extramarital affairs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30(2), 213-231.center_img [1] Baucom, D., Snyder, D. K., & Gordon, K. (2009). Helping Couples Get Past the Affair. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.last_img read more

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MS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New Zealand

first_img3rd T20I Brief Scores: New Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). Full ScorecardMS Dhoni on Sunday became the first Indian to appear in 300 or more Twenty20 matches when he took to the field in the third T20 International against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton.Overall, Dhoni became the 13th cricketer to achieve the feat joining Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Ryan ten Doeschate, Dwayne Smith, Albie Morkel, Ravi Bopara, Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir and Luke Wright.Kieron Pollard leads list with 446 matches in the shortest format.Dhoni turned up for the 96th time for India in the final T20I against New Zealand on Sunday. Dhoni has played the most number of T20 matches for Chennai Super Kings having appeared for the Indian Premier League franchise for 169 times.Dhoni has also played 30 matches for Rising Pune Supergiant over the period of two seasons in 2016 and 2017 when Chennai Super Kings were suspended from the IPL.Apart from that, he has played 4 T20s for his state team and 1 for Indians during an England tour in 2011.Dhoni celebrated the feat with a lightening fast stumping and also took a catch behind the stumps. Dhoni took just 0.099 seconds to stump New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav during the match.Dhoni holds the record for most T20I stumpings with 34 in his illustrious career. Dhoni also has the most number of dismissals in the format with 90, including 56 career catches.advertisementIn 337 ODIs, Dhoni has 311 catches and 119 stumpings. No other wicketkeeper has played more international matches than MS Dhoni’s 524.However, it was not a happy day for Dhoni with the bat as he scored only 2 off 5 deliveries as went down by 4 runs. New Zealand won the three-match series 2-1.The couple of runs took Dhoni’s tally of runs to 6136 from 300 matches with the help of 24 fifties.Also Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20Ilast_img read more

Yamuna below danger mark as water level recedes

first_imgNEW DELHI: The water level of Yamuna is receding and the river is now flowing below the danger mark of 205.33 metres, an official said on Thursday.”The level of Yamuna at railway bridge was 206.60 metres at 10 am. It is expected to recede further,” the official at the flood department’s control room said. The water level of Yamuna reached the highest level of 206.60 metres Wednesday morning and remained constant for nearly seven hours. The river started receding from afternoon and flowed at 206.44 metres at 6 pm. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt had crossed the danger mark of 205.33 metres on Monday. Officials said around 23,000 affected people were evacuated from the flood-plains to safer places. Over 18,000 of them were accommodated in more than 2700 relief tents set up by the Delhi government agencies. A total of 35 boats were deployed to rescue the stranded people. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was in touch with the Haryana government and expected that the situation will improve by Thursday as the neighbouring state was reducing the amount of water being released towards Delhi. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The water level of Yamuna was recorded at 206.10 at 9 pm near Old Railway Bridge. The river is expected to go down the danger level by early Thursday morning,” said Delhi government officials. The water level of Yamuna reached the highest level of 206.60 metres on Wednesday morning and remained constant for nearly seven hours. The river started receding from afternoon and flowed at 206.44 metres at 6 pm. It had crossed the danger mark of 205.33 metres on Monday. A Northern Railway spokesperson said rail traffic over the old Yamuna bridge, temporarily suspended on Tuesday night, was restored at 4.25 pm on Wednesday with speed restriction of 20 kmph. On Wednesday afternoon, the Chief Minister met the people who were shifted from inundated low-lying areas to relief tents near Usmanpur and assured them of all the help. “Met the flood affected people at the Yamuna bank. Most people have left their belongings in their houses but its good thing that there is no loss of life. Arrangements of tents, food, water and medicine have been made. Let us know if there is any shortage, we will immediately do the needful,” CM Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi after the visit.last_img read more

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Quantum meets classical Qubit fabricated with integrated micromagnet increases speed of quantum

first_img Prof. Susan Coppersmith and Prof. Mark Eriksson discuss the paper they and their co-authors published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with, noting that overall goal of the research program is to develop quantum bits for a quantum computer using technology that is similar to that used for current classical computers. “The advantages of this strategy arise for two main reasons.” Coppersmith tells “First, enormous investments have been made to develop large-scale classical electronics, and one hopes that this investment can be leveraged to facilitate scale-up of quantum electronics. Second, the similarity in technology facilitates integration of quantum and classical processors.” Integration is important, Eriksson adds, because a large-scale classical computer will almost certainly be necessary to control the operation of a quantum computer.An early step towards this goal is to fabricate high-fidelity individual qubits. This paper focuses on the so-called singlet-triplet qubit, which was first fabricated in gallium arsenide (GaAs) devices. “The operation of a singlet-triplet qubit in GaAs is complicated by strong coupling between the electron spins and nuclear spins, Eriksson explains. “Silicon has much weaker coupling between the electron spins and nuclear spins, and most of the nuclei in silicon have spin zero, so the electron spins in silicon can stay coherent much longer than in GaAs.” In fact, measurements of a singlet-triplet qubit in natural silicon indeed yield much longer coherence times than in GaAs, but because the qubit operations themselves rely on having a magnetic field difference between the dots – a difference that also arises from the nuclei themselves – the qubit operations in that work were much slower than in GaAs. “Our work shows that using an integrated micromagnet enables faster gate operations by imposing a larger magnetic field difference between the quantum dots,” Coppersmith points out, “and it does so without introducing measurable additional decoherence, which improves the overall performance of the qubit.” Explore further Electrical control of nuclear spin qubits Citation: Quantum meets classical: Qubit fabricated with integrated micromagnet increases speed of quantum manipulation in silicon (2014, August 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Specifically, the paper states that the integrated micromagnet provides a promising path toward fast manipulation in materials with small concentrations of nuclear spins, including both natural silicon (Si) and isotopically enriched 28Si. “Nuclear spins in GaAs and other materials, such as InSb (Indium Antimonide), reduce qubit coherence – but this strong coupling also enables fast manipulation,” Eriksson tells “However, if the decoherence effects are reduced by using a material with weaker coupling to nuclear spins, it’s necessary to find another way to create a large magnetic field difference between the quantum dots – and the integrated micromagnet enables this.” ( —The ubiquitous classical digital computer encodes data in bits (a portmanteau of binary and digits) in either a 0 or 1 state. On the other hand, while a quantum computer also uses 0/1 data representation, these qubits (from quantum and bits), qubit states 0 and 1 can be simultaneously in what is known as a superposition – and a quantum computer can also make use of entanglement. For these reasons, quantum computers can potentially solve problems whose complexity is too resource-intensive for classical computation. That being said, quantum computers are very difficult to construct. Recently, however, scientists at University of Wisconsin, Madison have fabricated a qubit in a silicon double-quantum dot in which the qubit basis states are the singlet state and the spin-zero triplet state of two electrons. (A double quantum dot links two quantum dots – semiconductor nanostructures that confine the motion of conduction band electrons, valence band holes, or excitons in all three spatial directions.) Moreover, the researchers have for the first time integrated a proximal micromagnet, allowing them to create a large local magnetic field difference between the two sides of the quantum dot – thereby greatly increasing their ability to manipulate the qubit without injecting noise that would induce superposition decoherence. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences “One big challenge was fabricating a suitable device, that being a double quantum dot in which a micromagnet is incorporated,” Coppersmith continues. Devices with incorporated micromagnets had previously been investigated in GaAs in a slightly different context, but the fabrication procedure in the University of Wisconsin devices differs from that used in the GaAs devices, requiring novel processes to be developed. “A further challenge arose because the micromagnetic field was somewhat different than what was expected based on measurements of cobalt films and our numerical calculations,” notes Eriksson. “Therefore, to perform the experiments we had to use the properties of the qubit itself to figure out what the actual fields on the quantum dots were.” By so doing, the researchers found that the field from the micromagnet depended on the applied uniform field, which enabled them to investigate the qubit properties for two magnitudes of the micromagnet field.Interestingly, the paper states that the scientists’ fabrication techniques being similar for both quantum dot-based qubits and donor-based qubits in semiconductors suggests that micromagnets should also be applicable to donor-based spin qubits. “The micromagnet in the device that we measured is created by depositing the metal cobalt by Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition (EBPVD), onto the top of the sample,” Coppersmith says. “Therefore, applying the technique to other semiconducting qubit architectures in which the qubits are defined by evaporated metal top gates is rather straightforward.” (EBPVD uses an electron beam to bombard a target and convert some of its atoms into a gas, which then precipitate and coat all surfaces in the vacuum chamber.) In practice, however, some of the gates on these devices will be made of non-magnetic materials – typically aluminum or gold –resulting in a small number of cobalt gates.The researchers also describe the unique characteristics of a large-scale quantum computer based on their approach: Once high-quality single qubits and two-qubit gates are achieved, then because the technology is close to that already used in classical electronics and the qubit size (< 1µ) is small, scaling up to devices with large numbers of qubits could be feasible. This plausible path to large numbers of qubits has sparked significant interest in electrically-gated qubits in semiconductors."The next steps in our research are to increase both the magnitude of the field difference between the quantum dots, and the number of qubits by increasing the number of quantum dots," Coppersmith tells "Both steps are being implemented in new devices that have been designed and are currently being fabricated. We're also working on other qubit implementations in silicon quantum dots1,2, all of which use electrical initialization, manipulation and readout, and therefore have the potential advantages of integrability and scalability." Moreover, Eriksson points out that being able to control local magnetic fields in a nanoelectronic device could be very useful for spintronics. (A) Scanning electron micrograph of a device identical to the one used in the experiment before deposition of the gate dielectric and accumulation gates. An optical image of a complete device showing the micromagnet is included in SI Appendix. Gates labeled left side (LS) and right side (RS) are used for fast pulsing. The curved arrow shows the current path through the QPC used as a charge sensor. (B) IQPC measured as a function of VLP and VRP yields the double-dot charge stability diagram. Electron numbers in the left and right dot are indicated on the diagram. The red arrow denotes the direction in gate voltage space Vε = √(ΔV2LP +ΔV2RP) that changes the detuning ε between the quantum dots. (C) Schematic energy diagram near the (0, 2) to (1, 1) charge transition, showing energies of singlet S and triplet T states as functions of ε. The exchange energy splitting J between S and T0, the Zeeman splitting EZ between T− and T0, and the tunnel coupling tc are also shown. At large ε, in the presence of a field difference between the two dots, S and T0 mix, and the corresponding energy eigenstates are |↑↓〉 and |↓↑〉. At small ε, the small transverse field from the micromagnet and the nuclear fields turns the S-T− crossing into an anticrossing (zoom in). Pulsing through this anticrossing with intermediate velocity transforms S into a superposition of S and T−, leading to Landau–Stückelberg–Zener oscillations at the frequency corresponding to the S-T− energy difference (22). The pulse used to observe the spin funnel and S-T− oscillations shown in E is also shown, where the pulse voltage VP is applied along the detuning axis. (D) Bloch sphere representation of π rotation of S and T− states with 50% initialization into each state. (E) Spin funnel (2) measurement of the location of the S-T− anticrossing as a function of external magnetic field Bext and Vε. The data were acquired by sweeping along the detuning direction with the pulse on, with the vertical axis reporting the value of the detuning at the base of the pulse. The spin funnel occurs when S-T− mixing is fast, which locates the relevant anticrossing. (F and G) S-T− oscillations acquired at different external B fields. The oscillation frequency increases with increasing Bext. The slower oscillations in G with period ∼80 ns and labeled with the curly brackets are S-T0 oscillations, which are investigated in more detail in Figs. 2 and 3. The S-T− oscillations in G are labeled with arrows. (H) Singlet probability as a function of pulse duration τs at external magnetic field B = −4 mT and base detuning Vε ≃ −2.8 mV. Credit: Copyright PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1412230111 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: Two-axis control of a singlet–triplet qubit with an integrated micromagnet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Published online before print August 4, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1412230111Related:1Quantum control and process tomography of a semiconductor quantum dot hybrid qubit, Nature 511, 70–74 (03 July 2014), doi:10.1038/nature134072Electrical control of a long-lived spin qubit in a Si/SiGe quantum dot, Nature Nanotechnology (2014), doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.153 , Nature Optical micrograph of the device, with the location of the micromagnet marked on the figure. Credit: Copyright PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1412230111 , Nature Nanotechnology © 2014 Phys.orglast_img read more

4 park admissions over 4 days with WDWs newest ticket option

first_img Travelweek Group Share Wednesday, December 19, 2018 LAKE BUENA VISTA — In a few weeks clients heading to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in 2019 will be able to purchase a new ticket option: a four-day, 4-Park Magic Ticket.Priced at US$85 per day (plus tax) for a total price of $340 (plus tax), the 4-Park Magic Tickets include one day of admission to Magic Kingdom Park, one day of admission to Epcot, one day of admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and one day of admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, for a total of four admissions over four separate days. The 4-Park Magic Tickets will be available for purchase starting Jan. 18, 2019, at, through the Disney Reservation Center or authorized travel professionals and ticket sellers. The tickets are seasonally priced for varied usage between Jan. 18 and Sept. 30, 2019, as follows:  4-PARK MAGIC VALUE TICKET Valid for admission Jan. 18-March 1, 2019; must be used within seven days from first use, or by March 1, 2019, whichever comes first Adult: $85 per day, plus tax ($340 total, plus tax) Child: $80 per day, plus tax ($320 total, plus tax)4-PARK MAGIC SELECT TICKETValid for admission March 2-March 14; March 27-April 9; April 27-May 27; and Aug. 19-Sept. 30, 2019; must be used within seven days from first use, or by Sept. 30, 2019, whichever comes first Adult: $89 per day, plus tax ($356 total, plus tax) Child: $84 per day, plus tax ($336 total, plus tax) 4-PARK MAGIC SUMMER TICKETValid for admission May 28-Aug. 18, 2019; must be used within seven days from first use or by Sept. 30, 2019, whichever comes first Adult: $95 per day, plus tax ($380 total, plus tax) Child: $90 per day, plus tax ($360 total, plus tax) Disney says the new 4-Park Magic Tickets are valid for one theme park per day and tickets can be used to enter each theme park only once. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and exclude activities/events separately priced. Higher-priced tickets are valid for use on dates with a lower price. For more information about the 4-Park Magic Tickets, visit 4 park admissions over 4 days with WDW’s newest ticket optioncenter_img Tags: Disney World Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more