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.
The Research Gaps Report – Let’s Get our Priorities Straight!
The Research Gaps Report – Let’s Get our Priorities Straight!February 20, 2018
When you consider that tens of thousands of research studies are conducted each year, it’s a daunting task to keep track of what research has been done, is currently being done, and still needs to be done. So how do researchers select the most important topics to pursue? And how do funding agencies prioritize research investments?
The Wild West of PTSD Treatment: Looking Beyond Evidence-based Therapy
The Wild West of PTSD Treatment: Looking Beyond Evidence-based TherapyFebruary 12, 2018
Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an urgent and important priority for the U.S. military. We have evidence-based treatments that work for many people with PTSD, which include prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, among others. But some who undergo these treatments do not achieve remission, and some are unwilling to participate in or drop out of these treatments. For a number of reasons, service members experiencing PTSD may be looking for alternatives to the existing evidence-based treatments for PTSD.
Intro to Data: Using Geographic Location to Enhance Data Visualizations of Mental Health Prevalence in the Military Health System
Intro to Data: Using Geographic Location to Enhance Data Visualizations of Mental Health Prevalence in the Military Health SystemJanuary 29, 2018
If you’re following our “Intro to Data” blog series, you know we’ve covered understanding “big data,” examples of big data in the Military Health System (MHS), and moving from data to knowledge and wisdom.
Military Providers: Use a New Year's Resolution Checklist to Help Your Patients Ensure Long-term Success!
Military Providers: Use a New Year's Resolution Checklist to Help Your Patients Ensure Long-term Success!January 8, 2018
Have you heard that 80 percent of people do not follow through with their New Year’s resolutions? This popular statistic can be traced back to research by Norcross and colleagues who found that only 19 percent of people were able to maintain their resolutions over a two year period. It is no secret that habit change is challenging.
CAT, Dogs, and Science
CAT, Dogs, and ScienceNovember 6, 2017
CAT, or canine assisted therapy, is an intuitive treatment for potentially many mental health disorders. And, most of us love dogs. Folklore has even designated these canine companions mankind’s best friend. Their appeal is strong and clear, yet their connection to mental health treatment is a bit less evolved.
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