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.
Addressing Race in Therapy
Addressing Race in TherapyOctober 5, 2020
Providers in minority groups remain underrepresented in the field of psychology, meaning that individuals in minority groups will most likely see a non-minority therapist when they seek psychological help. How do we, as clinicians, make a safe space for service members to discuss their experiences of racism in a therapeutic capacity?
Plan to Attend the 2020 VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series
Plan to Attend the 2020 VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar SeriesAugust 24, 2020
The VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series will take place Sept. 22-24, 2020. Participating Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) mental health providers will be at the forefront of integrating gender-sensitive mental health care into clinical practice. This live webinar series offers eight hours of online training across three days and is designed to equip participants with the clinical knowledge and skills to deliver gender-sensitive care to women veterans and service members and to develop local communities of practice.
2018 Advancements in Military Women’s Health
2018 Advancements in Military Women’s HealthJanuary 14, 2019
January is a time to not only make New Year’s resolutions, but also to reflect on meaningful events and positive actions of the previous year.
Do Gender Stereotypes Influence Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment in the Military?
Do Gender Stereotypes Influence Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment in the Military?October 15, 2018
Gender stereotypes are fixed ideas about men’s and women’s traits and capabilities and how they should comport themselves, based on their biological sex. A classic study conducted in 1970 with male and female therapists showed that stereotypically masculine traits were perceived as more socially desirable than stereotypical feminine attributes, and therapists’ view of a healthy adult correlated highly with stereotypical male traits but not female traits.
Sex, Gender Factors Affect Women’s Mental Health Across Their Lifespan
Sex, Gender Factors Affect Women’s Mental Health Across Their LifespanOctober 9, 2018
Throughout a woman’s life, sex and gender can affect both her likelihood of developing mental health conditions, and the course, prognosis and treatment response to those conditions. Key influences on women’s mental health include genetic and epigenetic factors, gender-linked stresses and traumas, and reproductive cycle stages. Helping female patients understand these influences can help them manage potential stressors or symptoms throughout their lives.
The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.