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.

  • Understanding Impacts of Stalking in Service Members: Tips for Providers April 20, 2020

    In recent years the Department of Defense has made strides in sexual assault prevention and response, including an increased focus on addressing sexual assault of men in the military. Less attention has been given to the psychological health consequences of stalking.

  • Safe Helpline Resources available to DoD Sexual Assault Stakeholders and Clinicians April 13, 2020

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) enacts policies and creates programs to provide high-quality services and support to members of the DoD community who have been sexually assaulted. The policy governing the provision of advocacy services in the DoD is DoD Instruction 6495.02. The policy and programs are intended to strengthen resiliency of sexual assault survivors and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process.

  • Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: What is the Connection? April 6, 2020

    In April the Department of Defense (DoD) observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and the theme this year is “Protecting our People Protects our Mission.” You can find 2020 SAAPM campaign information and resources from the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

  • Treating Mental Health Impacts of Sexual Assault in Service Members: Pilot Update and Next Steps April 22, 2019 Do you ever wonder how the Department of Defense (DoD) decides which mental health conditions to target and test with innovative, evidence-based treatment programs? Sometimes the prevalence of a particular disorder in the military population guides our efforts.
  • Treating Males who Disclose Sexual Assault: A Primer for Providers April 16, 2018

    During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we take the opportunity to speak openly about Defense Department efforts to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment, as well as clinical treatment for service members who’ve experienced sexual assault. This includes a commitment to preventing and treating male sexual assault. This blog will provide information on prevalence rates, challenge some common misperceptions, and provide links to evidence-based practice for treating men who’ve been sexually assaulted.

    Prevalence of male sexual assault


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