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.
How Good is that App? Evaluation Criteria for Military Mental Health Providers
How Good is that App? Evaluation Criteria for Military Mental Health ProvidersMarch 18, 2019
How often has a patient shown you a health-related smartphone app and asked your opinion? Or a colleague recommends that you try an app they’ve incorporated into their practice? How do you judge the merits of a particular app among the plethora of options in the market place?
Dolphin Docs: Mental Health Providers Embedded in the Submarine Community
Dolphin Docs: Mental Health Providers Embedded in the Submarine CommunityJanuary 7, 2019
In 1996, Navy aircraft carriers began to embed psychologists to address the concerns of medical evacuations from the ships. However, the benefit of having a psychologist aboard was quickly realized and gradually both Navy and Marine commands began to embed a variety of mental health providers into military units. The submarine community was one of the last communities, but given that 30 percent of all losses to the submarine force were due to mental health diagnoses, a pilot program was initiated in 2012 and stood up in 2013.
How Is This Working? Therapeutic Alliance and Implications for Evidence-Based Treatment Delivery in Military Settings
How Is This Working? Therapeutic Alliance and Implications for Evidence-Based Treatment Delivery in Military SettingsDecember 17, 2018
Much of our talk about evidence-based practice focuses on specific interventions and protocols that have been found to be efficacious in treating a given mental health disorder or behavioral concern (e.g., behavioral activation, systematic desensitization, challenging unhelpful cognitions). But beyond the “active ingredients” of these standardized treatments, there are certain factors that are shared among all forms of effective talk therapy.
Data Dashboards Help Fine Tune Mental Health Care Delivery in the MHS
Data Dashboards Help Fine Tune Mental Health Care Delivery in the MHSDecember 10, 2018
PHCoE is excited to share new updates to the Psychological Health by the Numbers section of our website that include data dashboards on inpatient and outpatient mental health care utilization among active duty service members (ADSMs) in the Military Health System (MHS). But before we dive in, let’s take a closer look at what dashboards are, and why they are useful.
Three Critical Considerations When Making a Clinical Mental Health Recommendation for a Service Member
Three Critical Considerations When Making a Clinical Mental Health Recommendation for a Service MemberNovember 5, 2018
Making a clinical recommendation for an active duty service member seems like it should be pretty straightforward. You conduct a comprehensive assessment and make an informed diagnosis. If there is a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis, you consider the known treatments with an evidence base.
The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.