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.

  • PBI Network Presents: Integrating Mobile Apps into Care August 7, 2017

    There is promising evidence that technology can support the use of evidence-based behavioral health treatments, as well as serve as a link to improve patient engagement and adherence to treatment. Yet clinicians have limited guidance on how to effectively and safely implement these resources, especially mobile applications (apps). The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) conducted a recent survey to better understand some of the barriers military providers encounter when incorporating technology for psychological health.

  • Are You Keeping Up With Our Psych Health Evidence Briefs? Check Out the New Batch! July 31, 2017

    Deployment Health Clinical Center’s Psych Health Evidence Briefs give psychological health care providers an easy way to familiarize themselves with the available scientific evidence and clinical guidance for treatments for mental health conditions commonly experienced by military service members. The evidence briefs cover the gamut of available treatments, from front-line evidence-based treatments to emerging treatments that have little or no research but are covered by the media.

  • Opioid Therapy in the Military: New Treatment Guidance and Clinical Support Tools July 24, 2017

    We’ve all heard about the current opioid epidemic and the increase in the number of deaths due to opioid overdose. Let’s quickly review:

  • Get Psyched! DHCC Psychologists to Present at APA Annual Meeting July 17, 2017

    Each August, psychologists from around the world attend the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA). This year the meeting will be held Aug. 3-6 in Washington, D.C., where our own DHCC psychologists will deliver five presentations. 

    Many of our psychologists belong to Division 19: Society for Military Psychology, which sponsors presentations and publishes its own convention agenda specific to the interests of military psychologists.  

  • Biomarkers: The Future of PTSD Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring? July 10, 2017

    When I tell people my background is in physiological psychology they respond with enthusiastic curiosity. Rats, brain lesions, fear conditioning – “so interesting.” But their eyes glaze over as soon as I start in on neural circuitry and the inhibitory influence of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex on the amygdala. I get it. It sounds like a foreign language or you find it extremely boring. Or maybe it sounds irrelevant to psychological health. After all, what does understanding physiology have to do with helping people who suffer with mental health disorders?

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