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.

  • Treating Mental Health Impacts of Sexual Assault in Service Members: Pilot Update and Next Steps April 22, 2019 Do you ever wonder how the Department of Defense (DoD) decides which mental health conditions to target and test with innovative, evidence-based treatment programs? Sometimes the prevalence of a particular disorder in the military population guides our efforts.
  • Treating Males who Disclose Sexual Assault: A Primer for Providers April 16, 2018

    During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we take the opportunity to speak openly about Defense Department efforts to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment, as well as clinical treatment for service members who’ve experienced sexual assault. This includes a commitment to preventing and treating male sexual assault. This blog will provide information on prevalence rates, challenge some common misperceptions, and provide links to evidence-based practice for treating men who’ve been sexually assaulted.

    Prevalence of male sexual assault

  • Treating Service Members Reporting Sexual Assault 101: A Primer for Providers April 2, 2018

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office has created a campaign “Protecting our People Protects our Mission” for April 2018. The awareness campaign is one of several efforts to increase awareness of sexual assault, build a culture that will not tolerate sexual harassment or assault, and work to eliminate sexual assault in the military.

  • Male Sexual Assault in the Military: Raising Awareness, Providing Support April 3, 2017

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a time to talk openly about a topic that we should all be concerned about, sexual assault and harassment of U.S. military members. Sexual assault not only devastates the individual who is harmed, but it also hurts unit esprit de corps and the morale of everyone involved, and critically impairs the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD).


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