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.
Understanding Cultural Differences and Health Care (link is external)
Understanding Cultural Differences and Health CareJuly 5, 2017
Cultural identity can affect how service members and their families engage with their health care providers. A recent Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) webinar addressed these impacts and how health care providers can help minimize them.
Learn to Recognize, Control Post-Deployment Anger (link is external)
Learn to Recognize, Control Post-Deployment AngerApril 13, 2017
Feeling anger is a normal part of your emotional spectrum. Service members may find that anger is a useful emotion during combat. However, once they return home, that anger — and the experiences that come with it — can cause problems. A recent webinar hosted by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury addressed these problems and potential solutions.
Clinical Guidelines for Suicide Prevention (link is external)
Clinical Guidelines for Suicide PreventionJanuary 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)
Alcohol Use, PTSD among Combat ServicewomenNovember 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)
Fortify Caregivers to Prevent Compassion FatigueSeptember 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.