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.

  • 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.

  • Evaluating Types of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Helpful Tool for Military Mental Health Providers February 11, 2019

    In our last blog, we discussed how important it is for mental health providers to keep up with the latest psychotherapy research, and covered six types of bias that can occur in randomized clinical trials (RCTs).

  • Types of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Refresher for Military Mental Health Providers February 4, 2019

    It’s important for mental health providers and health system administrators to be active and informed consumers of the research literature in their areas of practice.

  • How Much Do You Know About Suicide Attempts and Their Reporting in the Military? January 28, 2019 Reporting and studying suicide attempts help researchers to better understand suicide risk and prevent suicide. To test your knowledge of suicide attempts and their reporting in the military, try to answer the following questions (before scrolling down to the answers!):
  • Navy Changes Policy on Psychotropic Medications and Aviation January 22, 2019

    Can a service member who has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder and is being treated with psychotropic medication maintain their military flight status while in treatment? YES! The use of psychotropic medications was disqualifying for U. S. Naval Aviators (pilots, flight officers, air traffic controllers and aircrew members) before November 2018. After this date, the U.S.


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