Clinician's Corner

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.

  • The Role of Evidence Synthesis in Health Care April 24, 2017

    In recent years there has been a pronounced shift in health care towards “evidence-based practice” (EBP), which brings together research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values to support decision-making in patient care.

  • Stress, Attachment and Resilience in Military Children April 17, 2017

    Sometimes, it can be difficult for providers – and parents – to comprehend the amount of stress that military children experience.

  • Combat Addiction: Fact or Fiction? April 10, 2017

    Do you have a patient whose PTSD just doesn’t seem to get better? Have you treated someone who looks to relive combat experiences through combat-like activities or who engages in high risk activities which provide a rush? Is it possible that combat could be addictive?

  • Male Sexual Assault in the Military: Raising Awareness, Providing Support April 3, 2017

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to talk openly about a topic that we should all be concerned about, sexual assault and harassment of U.S. military members.

  • Mobile Apps in Military Mental Health Care soldier holding a mobile phone March 27, 2017

    A tremendous number of mobile apps have launched that target treatment of mental health disorders. As a clinical psychologist and trained cognitive behavioral therapist, I often find myself wondering which apps could actually help patients and which apps aren’t worth the time and effort to incorporate into practice.

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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.