Blog posts with the tag "Treatment"

Staff Perspective: Evidence-Based Care: Why Are Providers So Resistant to Treatments We Don’t Know?

While every provider may experience some initial discomfort with implementing an unfamiliar treatment, I am often surprised with how resistant many mental health providers are toward learning and implementing evidence-based treatments.  An article on this topic by Scott Lilienfeld and colleagues demonstrates this resistance, reasons for it, and potential ways to work through it.  I believe providers on all sides of this issue should read this article as a way to both consider another perspective and to clarify their own opinions.

Staff Perspective: In Their Own Words - The Voices of the Military Culture Training

In today's blog entry, Dr. Jenna Ermold discusses some of the potential missteps behavioral health provides may make when treating military-connected clients. Many of these examples come directly from Service members, Veterans and their families, who were interviewed while creating the "Military Culture: Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals" online course.  Click below to check it out!

Staff Perspective: Changes in the new CPT treatment manual

As both a therapist using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with my PTSD patients and a CPT Trainer, I was eagerly awaiting the revision of the treatment manual.  And my wait was finally over in May 2014!  But then I found I was faced with a dilemma - do I throw out my old manual along with notes and reprint the new one?  Or can I simply keep the old manual and replace a few pages here and there.  It seems others were wondering also given the number of times during trainings and within my own clinic I've been asked this.  So, I did an in-depth comparison of the two manuals, and here is what I found along with my suggestions.

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