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 Much Do You Know About Suicide Attempts and Their Reporting in the Military?
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!):
What are the three types of suicide attempts?
Which type of attempt is characterized by an intent to die by suicide?
Navy Changes Policy on Psychotropic Medications and Aviation
Navy Changes Policy on Psychotropic Medications and AviationJanuary 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.
2018 Advancements in Military Women’s Health
2018 Advancements in Military Women’s HealthJanuary 14, 2019
January is a time to not only make New Year’s resolutions, but also to reflect on meaningful events and positive actions of the previous year.
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.
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.