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.

  • Elevating Social Work in the Military March 11, 2019

    When you think of the month of March, you likely think of St. Patrick’s Day or maybe Mardi Gras, or even the spring equinox. But, did you know that March is also Social Worker Appreciation Month? The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 2019 theme is “Elevate Social Work,” which encourages us to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession.   

  • Behavioral Health Technician Work Group Updates and a Look Ahead February 25, 2019

    Behavioral health technicians (BHTs) are unsung heroes of military mental health care teams. These enlisted service members are trained to be “provider-extenders” who support a range of mental health services including intake interviews, triage, psychoeducation, mental health screenings, outreach to commands, and administrative management. BHTs’ specific duties vary based on their service, clinic and supervisor.

  • Where in the World is PHCoE? November 13, 2018

    We all know that the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) works to ensure that evidence-based practices are used in military mental health clinics, primary care clinics, military units (combat and operational stress control), and off base, but did you know that we’re also exchanging ideas and information with other federal agencies and militaries from other governments across the globe, in both developed and developing countries?

  • Global Behavioral Health Engagement: Building Partnerships and Enhancing Readiness May 21, 2018

    Global Behavioral Health Engagement

    We generally think of the Department of Defense (DoD) as a government agency that provides military forces to protect and defend the security of our country, and many of us don’t think much of the connection between global health and DoD. In fact, DoD has a long standing history of participation in many global health engagement initiatives to support global stability and security via enhancing the health system capabilities of partner nations; however, few of these initiatives focus on behavioral health.

  • Helping Your Patients Understand the Types of Military Mental Health Providers May 7, 2018

    The good news for service members seeking mental health care in the Military Health System is there are many options for care. But it can be difficult to understand the many types of mental health care providers and the kinds of services they offer. Here is a list of common types of providers found in military treatment facilities. Providers can use this overview with service member and veteran patients, particularly new patients, to help them find the right provider for their specific needs.

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