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.

  • It’s Not a Mirage: The OASIS Residential Program for PTSD Expands Services February 26, 2018

    You may have read our previous blog about the Navy’s residential posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment program. The facility has recently opened its doors to more service members affected by PTSD and expanded its treatment offerings. Read on for an update.

  • 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 February 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.

  • Embedded Mental Health Care Providers Break Down Barriers to Care February 5, 2018

    Since the late 1990s, military mental health care providers have been routinely embedded into expeditionary units for the purpose of recognizing signs of problems early, fostering prevention and early intervention efforts, increasing access to care, and making military units more comfortable with the idea of seeking mental health care. The movement to embed mental health assets has accelerated in recent years, building on previous successes.

  • Intro to Data: Using Geographic Location to Enhance Data Visualizations of Mental Health Prevalence in the Military Health System January 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.

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