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.

  • Confidentiality, Chaplains, and the Military January 20, 2021

    For some service members, concern about the confidentiality of their discussions with their mental health providers is a barrier to care. They may worry that a provider will share their information with command, which could impact their career. The military does provide some protection of information that is shared with a mental health provider.

  • Register Now for VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series Enduring Trainings January 11, 2021

    PHCoE and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) co-hosted the VA/DoD Women's Mental Health Webinar Series Sep. 22-24, 2020. The objective of this live webinar training was to provide VA and DoD mental health providers with clinical knowledge and skills to deliver gender-sensitive care to women service members and veterans.

  • What is the Best Treatment for Insomnia? January 5, 2021

    “I only get a few hours of sleep every night.” Kevin stated this when I asked what brought him into treatment at his intake appointment. He was a 28-year-old soldier who had been deployed eight times. Kevin isn’t alone in his problems with sleep. Many service members report similar problems when they come to therapy. But unless you specialize in sleep disorders, it can be difficult to know what the recommended treatments for insomnia are, or how to differentiate between various sleep disorders in order to know what to treat first.

  • inTransition: Open to All Service Members and Veterans, All the Time December 23, 2020

    inTransition provides free, confidential, one-on-one coaching for service members and veterans who need support in accessing mental health care during a transition such as returning from deployment, transitioning from active duty to reserves, preparing to leave the service, or any other time a service member or veteran wants to engage in mental health treatment.

  • Successfully Coping with Holiday Stress: Strategies for Health Care Workers December 14, 2020

    As health care workers involved in patient care, many service members rely on you for their medical readiness. Your continued commitment to successfully meet the demands of your job likely means overseeing and delivering timely and accurate services to a large patient caseload as well as dealing with unexpected changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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