Keith Armstrong, L.C.S.W.: November 11, 2013



Keith Armstrong, L.C.S.W., 

is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the San Francisco Veterans Administration’s (SFVA) Family Therapy Program, the social workers at the SFVA mental health service, the City College of San Francisco Veterans Outreach Program and is also a member of the SFVA’s PTSD Clinical Team. In addition, he consults to the University of California, San Francisco’s Intensive Family Therapy program.CourageAfterFire_COVER

Keith Armstrong co-wrote Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families with Suzanne Best & Paula Domenici to enable loved ones to help veterans home from the recent wars in the middle-east to cope with the psychological and emotional aftermath.




The bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized. However, often forgotten is the courage required by veterans when they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their families, workplaces, and communities. Authored by three mental health professionals with many years of experience counseling veterans, Courage After Fire provides strategies and techniques for this challenging journey home.

Courage After Fire offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including posttraumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. It details state-of-the-art treatments for these difficulties and outlines specific ways to improve couple and family relationships. It also offers tips on areas such as rejoining the workforce and reconnecting with children.


“A crucial tool for the men and women who have been serving our country so VALIANTLY during these past years.”

Senator Bob Dole, from the foreword 

“This extraordinary work will help the men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan find the COURAGE to rebuild their lives and be successful.” —Honorable Anthony J. Principi, Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs


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