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.
Facilitating 12-Step Approaches to Change for Service Members with Problematic Drinking
Facilitating 12-Step Approaches to Change for Service Members with Problematic DrinkingApril 16, 2019 The interrelated sets of practices, beliefs, and experiences of the 12-step approach to change have helped many service members to initiate and/or sustain recovery from alcohol use disorders.
When Alcohol Use Becomes Alcohol Misuse: Supporting Service Member Self-Referral
When Alcohol Use Becomes Alcohol Misuse: Supporting Service Member Self-ReferralApril 1, 2019
Alcohol has played a prominent role in military life throughout recorded history. However, it has been a mixed blessing, especially when alcohol misuse adversely affects psychological health, discipline, productivity, and readiness.
How Good is that App? Evaluation Criteria for Military Mental Health Providers
How Good is that App? Evaluation Criteria for Military Mental Health ProvidersMarch 18, 2019
How often has a patient shown you a health-related smartphone app and asked your opinion? Or a colleague recommends that you try an app they’ve incorporated into their practice? How do you judge the merits of a particular app among the plethora of options in the market place?
Elevating Social Work in the Military
Elevating Social Work in the MilitaryMarch 11, 2019
When you think of the month of March, you likely think of St. Patrick’s Day or maybe Mardi Gras, or even the spring equinox. But, did you know that March is also Social Worker Appreciation Month? The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 2019 theme is “Elevate Social Work,” which encourages us to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the profession.
Behavioral Health Technician Work Group Updates and a Look Ahead
Behavioral Health Technician Work Group Updates and a Look AheadFebruary 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.
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.