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.

  • 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.

  • 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 November 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.

  • Intro to Data: Moving from Data Bits to Evidence-based Planning and Evaluation in the Military Health System October 30, 2017

    The first blog in our “Intro to Data” series introduced the idea of “big data” encompassing volume, velocity, and variety. Our second blog provided some examples of big data applications within the Military Health System (MHS).

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