Clinician's Corner

A DHCC blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • The Transgender Narrative: Defining a Unique Path Wood Stairs June 12, 2017

    The first blog in the LGBT Pride Month series reviewed current DoD policy. This blog will focus on increasing your familiarity with the transgender narrative.

  • Implementing Transgender Behavioral Health Care in the Military women with thought bubbles, Role? Responsibility? Policy? June 5, 2017

    In June 2016, a new policy was introduced allowing transgender service members to openly serve in the United States military.

  • Intro to Data: Using Big Data in the Public Health Sector and the Military Health System June 1, 2017

    Welcome to the second blog in our “Intro to Data” series where we’ll talk about how big data can be used in the health and public health sectors, specifically within the Military Health System (MHS). In our first blog, Dr. Waitsman introduced the 3 Vs that often describe big data: volume, velocity and variety.

     

     

  • Impact of Rank in Psychotherapy Impact of Rank in Psychotherapy May 30, 2017

    Psychotherapy is always a relationship with a power differential (discuss amongst yourselves).

  • Cultural Competence in Mental Health Treatment: What do You Call a Military Patient? What do You Call a Military Patient? May 22, 2017

    Are you seeing a service member as a patient? What do you call him or her? It seems like such a simple question, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Should you address the service member by first name? Last name? Rank? Job title? Call sign?

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