Recruiting Participants for a Study on
Military Couples’ Experiences

The Trauma and Global Mental Health research team at The New School for Social Research would like to learn more about how military couples share stories from the time of military service. We hope to guide future treatments that will support the health and well-being of military families.

This study is being conducted by Adam Brown, PhD, who has been working to improve mental health for veterans and their families for over 15 years.

Each participating couple will receive a $60 Amazon e-gift card.

We are looking for couples over 21 years old who meet the following criteria:

︎ One of you has served in the military with either direct or indirect exposure to combat within the past 10 years

︎ You have been in a relationship for at least 1 year

︎ The military service occurred during the relationship

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. While you will not directly benefit from this research, it is our hope that our findings will help inform future mental health treatments for military families.


︎ Each member of the couple completes an online questionnaire (25 minutes each)

︎ Zoom interview – separate interview with each member of the couple (15 minutes each), followed by a joint interview (20 minutes)

︎Total participation time for each person is approximately 1 hour

If you would like to participate or receive additional information about this study, please provide your email address here︎︎︎ and a member of our research team will contact you.

If you prefer, you may also directly contact any member of our research team:

Jamie Gardella, MA (
Jordana Douglas (
Nadia Rahman (

A request for more information does not obligate you to participate in this study.

Please feel free to share this posting and our contact information with anyone who might be interested in participating in this study.