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.

  • Facebook Use During Deployment: Bane or Boon? August 13, 2018

    Facebook allows instant and effortless social interaction from any geographic location with Internet connectivity and is a daily ritual in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. For deployed service members, Facebook provides an opportunity to maintain a connection to family and friends in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of social networking sites. But, is there a downside to such connection during deployment?

  • How to Determine the Best Evidence-based Treatment When no Clinical Practice Guideline Exists August 6, 2018

    Let’s say you diagnosed your patient with a disorder that does not have a formal clinical practice guideline, and you want to make sure you are aware of the recommended evidence-based treatment(s) for this condition. Or, perhaps, you’d like to know if new treatments have emerged in recent years.

    How can you find answers to these questions?

    You could do a literature review. This, however, takes time and effort, especially if you have a high patient load and little time to dig through and evaluate a large quantity of research articles.

  • PHCoE at APA 2018 APA 2018 - August 9-12 2018 - San Francisco, CA July 23, 2018

    Every August, psychologists from around the globe convene at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) to present, learn, and network with top psychologists across the discipline. This year, the APA convention will take place Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco, where PHCoE psychologists will deliver many presentations and symposiums. Read on to learn more about what topics our experts will cover.

    Presentations:

  • 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.

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