DCoE Psychological Health Webinar Rewinds

Articles that recap the bi-monthly DCoE Psychological Health Webinars. The webinars are open to the public, free of charge and most provide continuing education.

  • Clinical Guidelines for Suicide Prevention (link is external) January 10, 2017

    Suicide is a significant problem for the Defense Department. For providers, an essential piece of suicide prevention is a proven, step-by-step approach to treating potentially suicidal patients. A recent webinar presented by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury highlighted how the military constantly updates its suicide clinical practice guidelines.

  • Alcohol Use, PTSD among Combat Servicewomen (link is external) November 23, 2016

    Women didn’t officially serve in ground combat positions until 2013. However, many of them did their jobs in real-time combat settings, often under direct fire. Despite this, research on how deployment affects women is limited.

  • Fortify Caregivers to Prevent Compassion Fatigue (link is external) September 23, 2016

    Compassion fatigue is a natural occurrence that may affect health care providers and the quality of care they provide to patients, a professor of social work said in a psychological health webinar hosted last month by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Review Clinical Study Methods before You Accept Results, Expert Says (link is external) August 18, 2016

    As new medical treatment approaches and platforms come along, providers should check whether the evidence offered to support the new approaches actually proves what it claims. This is especially important when it comes to non-inferiority studies, which try to show that a new approach is no worse than the old one, said Derek Smolenski, an epidemiologist and quantitative methodologist for the National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

  • Identifying, Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children (link is external) May 20, 2016

    Educating everyone who might potentially be involved in a sexual assault — whether as health care provider, victim, offender or bystander — can help prevent sexual assault against children, according to David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center.