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.

  • Question and Verify: TRICARE Authorized Civilian Mental Health Facility Referrals October 28, 2019

    You’ve determined your patient requires a referral to a specialized mental health in-patient or residential care facility to participate in an intensive treatment program with 24-7 structured support and medical oversight. But knowing where and how to refer your patient for an increased level of care can pose a challenge, especially if your military treatment facility (MTF) is not located near a major treatment center that offers inpatient or residential mental health services.

  • How Good is that App? Evaluation Criteria for Military Mental Health Providers March 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 January 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.
  • How Is This Working? Therapeutic Alliance and Implications for Evidence-Based Treatment Delivery in Military Settings December 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).
  • Data Dashboards Help Fine Tune Mental Health Care Delivery in the MHS December 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.


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