Providing therapy to military-connected clients with PTSD during the pandemic has raised my awareness about the intersection between trauma symptoms, COVID-19-related anxiety and distress, and military values that can help individuals cope with the outbreak like having good situational awareness, taking individual responsibility, applying discipline, and striving for the larger mission to maintain safety and protect others. My clinical work has also led me to think more about how the pandemic is impacting military members and their families overall.
Blog posts with the tag "Providers"
Following up on Christy Collette’s piece on "Military Family Resilience during COVID-19," this week’s blog will share additional information about the unique impacts of the pandemic on military families. Using information gathered directly from five different military families during the first wave of COVID-19, this blog will highlight some of the important issues behavioral health providers should consider when working with military families.
In this blog, Dr. Rogers reviews current literature on self-care training methods and outcomes. The importance of practicing self-care is not only linked to higher life satisfaction and wellness outcomes, it is also considered an ethical standard for providers to prevent impairment and conduct that could adversely affect the delivery of patient care. The purpose of this blog will be to review the latest findings regarding how self-care is being trained, outcomes of such efforts, as well as provide some recommendations and resources.
Research has established evidence of increased alcohol sales and consumption over the past 6-8 months. In this blog, we explore the increased risks to both health and sobriety associated with excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic has often been the focus of jokes and memes in social media, information about the magnitude and reasons behind these increases are not as amusing. In this first of a two-part blog series, Dr. Jeff Cook looks at research documenting increases in alcohol sales and consumption and consider how behavioral health providers can support their clients by recommending healthier alternatives.