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 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.

  • inTransition: Learn How To Enroll Service Members into the Program January 22, 2018

    InTransition is a free, voluntary program for service members and veterans with psychological health concerns. The program bridges the gap between health care systems and providers through 24/7 telephone support from trained coaches (read more in our last blog). Transferring patients to a new provider or health care system can be easy — with help.

    Eligibility Guidelines

  • Providers: Help Service Members Stay in Mental Health Treatment Across Settings With Free DoD Program January 16, 2018

    Did you know that every time you have an active-duty member who is moving, you can get assistance in finding them a mental health care provider at their new duty station?

    Did you know there is a formal program, staffed by credentialed providers who will ensure a smooth transition and provide call backs to encourage service members or new veterans to follow up with scheduled appointments?

    Did you know it’s free and easy?

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