Blog posts with the tag "Clinical Skills"

Staff Perspective: A Comparison of the Changes to the PTSD Diagnosis in DSM V

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D.

Last summer my colleague Holly O’Reilly filled you in on some of the changes to the PTSD diagnosis with the publication of DSM-5.  After reviewing the changes side-by-side, I thought it might be helpful to share this table with you detailing the differences, so you could look at the key changes in context and get a handle on what is different and what has stayed the same.

Staff Perspective: Dispelling Misconceptions Around Consultation

Lisa French, Psy.D.

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) offers Evidence Based Psychotherapy (EBP) consultation in addition to many EBP training workshops. CDP often receives questions pertaining to consultation and the consultation process. Throughout the work we do at the Center, we have observed several common misconceptions regarding consultation. We hope to dispell some of the more common clinican misconceptions, while answering questions that frequently arise. In addition, we hope to provide a platform for clinicians to discuss any thoughts they may have regarding consultation.

Staff Perspective: Group Work – An Argument for Making the Process Group an Integral Element of the Treatment Protocol

Anthony McCormick, Ph.D.

From practical experience, (as discussed in a previous blog entry: Staff Voices: Integrating Deployment Experiences - The Process Group as a Critical Resource ), I am a staunch advocate for use of the process group format as an exceedingly useful resource and/or addition to the individual psychotherapy/psychopharmological treatment protocol for Service members who have deployed. Today I’d like to continue to expand upon my support of this treatment avenue. More specifically, I would like to report an observation as well as present a challenge to the community of mental health providers who serve the needs of military men and women who have deployed.

Staff Voices: The Clash Between the Ideal and the Realities of Consultation

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D.

I recently had the privilege of working with my colleagues, Dr. David Riggs and Dr. Paula Dominici, to deliver a workshop for experienced PE therapists who are taking their skills and knowledge to the next level by becoming consultants. If you know Dave and Paula, then you are aware that the workshop was well-organized, data-driven, thorough, and extremely clinically relevant. It was a beautiful thing.