Have you heard about Written Exposure Therapy (WET) yet? It’s a newer evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for PTSD, recently added as a first line, trauma-focused treatment in the latest VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines. Last year I took the WET training taught by Dr. Brian Marx, one of the treatment originators. I must admit, I was skeptical about how it worked and whether it would be effective. Since the training, I have used it with 2 patients and now feel comfortable adding it to my PTSD toolbox.
Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"
Although some apps claim to address Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), as yet none can simulate the intensity of medical grade light boxes or have any research supporting their use. Additionally, therapists who use any apps to communicate with or monitor data from their patients are technically engaged in telehealth and should be aware of applicable laws, including HIPAA.
The Center for Deployment Psychology Summer Institute: Preparing for a Psychology Career in the Military (CDPSI) is an intensive five-day course held annually in June in Bethesda, Maryland.
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
On Thanksgiving Eve, I spent much of the day asking and hearing about other folk’s plans for Friends-Giving, ranging from the traditional turkey potluck to movie and shrimp scampi at a designated friend’s home. Whatever the plans, they are sure to include the camaraderie of friends – old and new – and a really good meal. This just goes to show you how military friends can create an impromptu family.