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.

  • 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.

  • inTransition Teams Up with the Veterans Crisis Line to Support Service Members in Crisis April 9, 2020

    In response to an increased volume of calls to the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), inTransition is partnering with the VCL to coordinate certain types of care for active duty service members.

  • 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).

  • Five Ways to Cope with COVID-19, Brought to You by the U.S. Military April 3, 2020

    There are a lot of parallels between military service and the conditions many Americans are experiencing during the coronavirus crisis.

    Think about this. The norm of military service, deployments, and remote and overseas duty stations include:

  • Positive Attitude, Social Support May Promote TBI Resilience Among Military Members March 27, 2020

    Untangling the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex challenge. Service members can experience both a mild TBI (also known as concussion) and psychological distress from combat situations, assaults and motor vehicle crashes. But research from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), a division of the Defense Health Agency Research and Development Directorate, has found that psychological experiences prior to TBI may play a role in recovery.

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