Deployment Health Clinical Center is Now the Psychological Health Center of Excellence

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October 23, 2017

In 1995, the Gulf War Health Center was created to address medical and psychological problems related to Gulf War service. In 1999, this mission expanded to deployment health in general and the name of the center changed to the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC). DHCC was responsible for research, clinical care and education regarding deployment health issues.

In 2008, Congress created the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) and moved DHCC under the DCoE umbrella. In 2013, DCoE transferred the psychological health mission to DHCC and the mission of the center adapted again, this time to serve the psychological health needs of service members, veterans and their families.

The center now focuses on psychological health exclusively and is renamed to more accurately reflect this mission. Some deployment-related missions have been transferred to other agencies. If you’re having problems locating these resources, please go to our deployment health section, call the Outreach Center, or e-mail PHCoE for assistance.

The overarching mission of PHCoE is the optimization of the psychological health of service members, veterans and their families. PHCoE consists of approximately 150 active-duty, government and contract personnel who are dedicated to the psychological health of our military.

Some highlights of our specific responsibilities and functions include:

PHCoE is responsive to stakeholders and end users; throughout the website, there are places for recommendations or requests for information. Media requests are always welcome.

As we evolve once again, our aim is to apply our expertise to the optimal psychological health of our forces and their families, a job each member of our team is dedicated to.

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  • Well said Capt. Kennedy and I believe welcome aboard.

    I invite you to look into a new tool for ending the effects of PTSD, MST, Suicide Ideation and alcohol abuse.

    It's called Repetitive Behavior Cellular Regression™ (RBCR). RBCR is a question and answer sequence that can be administered all of the ways down to the squad/shop level of the military.

    I am USN retired and have walked the passageways of despair with my shipmates over the years.

    I also wrote a paper, although not to Ph.D. standards, but never the less informative on our research over the past 7 years. I believe it to be an interesting read.

    Perhaps we can talk sometime...

    Best regards,
    Terry Nichols
    Chairman, EH LLC

    • Mr. Nichols, you can submit empirically researched products, services or interventions provided by agencies of the federal government through our Concept Submission Program.

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