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.

  • Introduction of the Behavioral Health Technician Work Group August 21, 2017

    The Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) is pleased to announce the formation of the Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) Work Group (BHTWG). Chartered as a sub-workgroup to the Military Health System (MHS) Mental Health Work Group (MHWG), this collaborative, expert-led group will enable the MHS to gauge how BHTs are currently being used throughout the system, and more importantly, develop and implement actionable recommendations to improve the quality of care for our service members. 

  • Exercise to Improve Mental Health U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam August 14, 2017

    “If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” -- Robert H. Butler

    The date is July 18, 2014. I’m competing at the U.S.A. Powerlifting National Competition in Denver. I made my first squat attempt of 451 pounds and my second attempt of 484 pounds. I’m now about to attempt my third and final squat of the day at 501 pounds. This is two and a half times my body weight. As I approach the weight, the voices in my head try to talk me out of it:

  • PBI Network Presents: Integrating Mobile Apps into Care August 7, 2017

    There is promising evidence that technology can support the use of evidence-based behavioral health treatments, as well as serve as a link to improve patient engagement and adherence to treatment. Yet clinicians have limited guidance on how to effectively and safely implement these resources, especially mobile applications (apps).

  • Are You Keeping Up With Our Psych Health Evidence Briefs? Check Out the New Batch! July 31, 2017

    Deployment Health Clinical Center’s Psych Health Evidence Briefs give psychological health care providers an easy way to familiarize themselves with the available scientific evidence and clinical guidance for treatments for mental health conditions commonly experienced by military service members. The evidence briefs cover the gamut of available treatments, from front-line evidence-based treatments to emerging treatments that have little or no research but are covered by the media.

  • Opioid Therapy in the Military: New Treatment Guidance and Clinical Support Tools July 24, 2017

    We’ve all heard about the current opioid epidemic and the increase in the number of deaths due to opioid overdose. Let’s quickly review:

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