In the midst of application season, I find myself reviewing various applications from students who are interested in becoming active duty psychologists. For some, it is part of family legacy of service to our country. For others, they have had mentors who have encouraged them to use their talents and skills to help our active duty, reserve, guard, and veteran populations; they discover a passion for serving military populations. Whatever the reasons, they have completed a rigorous application process that makes me reflect on my own personal journey
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Beginning to Heal is a book by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis which focuses on the ways one can recover from childhood sexual abuse. This book is based on the book called The Courage to Heal.
The June 2019 issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS) was devoted to Moral Injury (MI). As a clinical psychologist working at a military training hospital where nearly all patients are Warfighters, I was curious about current recommendations regarding the accepted definition of MI, what measure to use, and how to treat it.
When addressing moral injury, there is a need to help patients learn to compartmentalize their experiences. But it doesn’t stop there. Patients then need to be able to step back and see all the pieces of themselves in order to move forward.
In today’s Staff Perspective, the Center for Deployment Psychology joins forces with the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) to discuss the importance of human performance optimization (HPO) and Total Force Fitness. Click below to read more about how CHAMP seeks to improve the performance and resilience of Service members and their families through translational research and the development of evidence-based educational resources on HPO.