Blog posts with the tag "Providers"

Staff Perspective: No Consensus on Definition, Measure, or Treatment of Moral Injury

Dave Reynolds, Ph.D.

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. 

Staff Perspective: The Consortium for Health and Military Performance

Lisa French, Psy.D.

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.

Staff Perspective: Four Questions to Ask About Complementary and Alternative Interventions for Mental Health Conditions

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D.

Yoga, meditation, weighted blankets, herbal remedies....while interest in complementary and alternative interventions has grown, the science behind them is still cloudy.  Rather than try to formulate a one-size-fits-all recommendation, I find it more helpful to consider the ways that the complementary intervention augments or contradicts the evidence-based psychotherapy for that condition.  There are four questions that help me critically evaluate the suitability of these interventions for patients.

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