Want to hear some good news? On Feb. 6, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted an educational panel, the first of its kind, focusing on the mental health of deployed, gay and lesbian service members. Our own, Ken Furman, Ph.D. organized the panel as part of the Center for Deployment Psychology’s (CDP) eight-day course called "Topics in Deployment Psychology", a course designed to train military and civilian mental health providers to provide evidence based mental health care to military service members and their families.
The groundbreaking nature of the panel and details from the discussion were highlighted in a recent article in DCMilitary.com, an online newsletter covering topics relevant to military installations, with special emphasis on the DC area. It is a hopeful and uplifting read.
Go now and read it here: http://www.dcmilitary.com/article/20130221/NEWS11/130229969/usu-hosts-panel-on-lgbt-mental-health