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.

  • inTransition Provides Connections to Care and the Resources to Get There August 5, 2019

    As a military clinician, you probably know that inTransition provides confidential, free, one-on-one coaching for your patients who need support accessing mental health care during relocation or when they’re returning from deployment, transitioning from active duty to reserve, or reserve to active duty, or preparing to leave military service. You also probably know that inTransition is available for active-duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, U.S. Public Health Service officers, veterans, and retirees.

  • inTransition: Helping Service Members Connect to Confidential VA Mental Health Counseling for Sexual Trauma July 22, 2019

    Did you know that service members, including members of the National Guard and reserves on active duty, can access confidential sexual assault-related counseling services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Centers without a referral from Tricare or a military treatment facility?

  • Call inTransition With Your Patients: It’s Worth It Nine Times Over May 6, 2019

    You know the service member. They had a difficult childhood… an unstable home life… maybe a parent who was largely absent. They deployed three times and the second one was especially traumatic. They’ve been through some difficulty, but shown incredible strength and determination in the face of life’s many challenges. They’ve done such good work in therapy. Their symptoms have improved. The nightmares are mostly gone. They can tolerate going to the mall or a concert. But their marriage hasn’t recovered from the years of emotional numbing.

  • Top 10 Things to Know About PHCoE’s Psychological Health Resource Center November 26, 2018

    You may have heard about the Psychological Health Resource Center, but do you know who it serves and what kind of information it provides? Read these 10 facts to learn more:

  • A Broader Perspective of Health: Total Force Fitness and Treating Depression October 22, 2018

    In a 2010 special issue of Military Medicine, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen discussed Total Force Fitness (TFF) as a means to expand the way DoD approaches readiness. In the past, DoD focused mostly on physical readiness and medical standards for deployment, such as whether a service member could pass a physical fitness test.


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