Much of the progress made for servicewomen across all branches of the armed forces can be attributed to recommendations form the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service or DACOWITS. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the DACOWITS. In preparation of this milestone anniversary, the 2020 DACOWITS report includes a detailed historical review of the committees influence from 1951- present (Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services 2020 Annual Report, 2021)
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A common target for stigma-reduction interventions is to increase social support within military units with the goal of fostering support for mental-health treatment for individual service members. Recent findings from a study of Army National Guard personnel suggest that these approaches may have some unexpected and unintended consequences for treatment-seeking in Service members with service-related mental health conditions.
For this week's Staff Perspective blog entry, we're going to take a quick look at a few interesting and military-psychology related stories from around the Internet.
Computerized Assessment Tools for PTSD Measurement: Researchers are testing the Computerized Adaptive Diagnostic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder screener (CAD-PTSD) and Computerized Adaptive Test for PTSD symptom severity (CAT-PTSD). Using fewer questions, 6 for the CAD and 10 for the CAT, the electronic assessment tools compared favorably to the Clinician Administered Scale for PTSD for DSM-5 (CAPS-5).
As we close out this year's PTSD Awareness Month, we wanted to take a quick look at some of the many resources that the CDP and other organizations have compiled to help further the effort.
Here is a very obvious and non-controversial statement: the thoughts that trauma survivors have about themselves, the world, and other people have an important impact on their recovery. Regardless of the model you use to help survivors of trauma to recover from their experiences, you are absolutely going to be addressing thoughts at some level. Treatments such Cognitive Processing Therapy address thoughts directly with socratic dialogue.