Clinician's Corner Blog

A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • Learn What Service Members Can Expect from inTransition Cold Calls July 16, 2018

    InTransition is a free, voluntary program that assists military members in finding a new mental health provider any time they need one and provides a warm hand-off during times of transition (discharge, retirement, deployment, return from deployment, permanent change of station, etc.).

  • FDA Approval and Recommendations in the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines: How Can They Differ? July 9, 2018

    You’re likely familiar with PHCoE’s Psych Health Evidence Briefs, which summarize available scientific evidence and clinical guidance on treatments for psychological health conditions commonly experienced by service members.

  • Department of Defense Releases Annual Report on Military Suicide July 2, 2018

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has released its annual report on the occurrence of military suicide for calendar year 2016. PHCoE’s DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) team is currently preparing the 2017 report and we’re also collecting information on cases that, unfortunately, have occurred in 2018. 

  • Reducing Self-stigma: Mental Health is as Important as Physical Health June 25, 2018

    One of service members’ most frequently cited barriers to mental health care is stigma, perceived shame or disgrace attached to something regarded as socially unacceptable. Nearly 60 percent of service members who have mental health symptoms do not seek care. While they may readily see a physician if they have a physical ailment, they often do nothing when it comes to their mental health.

  • The Mind, the Body, and Trauma: A Place for Complementary and Integrative Health Practices in the Treatment of PTSD June 18, 2018

    Complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices have gained traction in recent years as ways to support coping in individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Broadly, CIH approaches focus on the connection between mind and body, and include practices such as:

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The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.