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.
September is Coming Soon: Find Resources for Your Military Suicide Prevention Month Activities
September is Coming Soon: Find Resources for Your Military Suicide Prevention Month ActivitiesAugust 20, 2018
Each year September marks Suicide Prevention Month, a time to highlight important messages about suicide risk and available treatments and resources. The Department of Defense and Defense Health Agency theme for 2018 Suicide Prevention Month is “Make it Your Mission to Be There.” The goal is to encourage people to learn more about suicide warning signs and supportive responses so they can be there for a family member, friend or peer who may be at risk.
Facebook Use During Deployment: Bane or Boon?
Facebook Use During Deployment: Bane or Boon?August 13, 2018
Facebook allows instant and effortless social interaction from any geographic location with Internet connectivity and is a daily ritual in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. For deployed service members, Facebook provides an opportunity to maintain a connection to family and friends in a way that was impossible prior to the advent of social networking sites. But, is there a downside to such connection during deployment?
How to Determine the Best Evidence-based Treatment When no Clinical Practice Guideline Exists
How to Determine the Best Evidence-based Treatment When no Clinical Practice Guideline ExistsAugust 6, 2018
Let’s say you diagnosed your patient with a disorder that does not have a formal clinical practice guideline, and you want to make sure you are aware of the recommended evidence-based treatment(s) for this condition. Or, perhaps, you’d like to know if new treatments have emerged in recent years.
How can you find answers to these questions?
You could do a literature review. This, however, takes time and effort, especially if you have a high patient load and little time to dig through and evaluate a large quantity of research articles.
PHCoE at APA 2018
PHCoE at APA 2018July 23, 2018
Every August, psychologists from around the globe convene at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) to present, learn, and network with top psychologists across the discipline. This year, the APA convention will take place Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco, where PHCoE psychologists will deliver many presentations and symposiums. Read on to learn more about what topics our experts will cover.
Learn What Service Members Can Expect from inTransition Cold Calls
Learn What Service Members Can Expect from inTransition Cold CallsJuly 16, 2018
InTransition is a free, voluntary program that assists military members in finding a new mental health provider any time they need one and provides a warm hand-off during times of transition (discharge, retirement, deployment, return from deployment, permanent change of station, etc.).
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.