Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"

Staff Perspective: Updated VA/DoD Clincal Practice Guideline for the Mangement of PTSD (Part One)

In late 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs in conjunction with the Department of Defense published an update to their practice guidelines for the management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This two-part blog will highlight the major recommendations of the new practice guideline: part one will focus on recommendations for screening and assessment and part two will focus on treatment considerations. Although we hope that these blogs help to clarify the major elements of the new guideline, we strongly suggest that all clinicians review the guideline for themselves.

Staff Perspective: Military Family Deployment Cycle Challenges

Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D.

Recently I reviewed the current literature on military families and deployment in preparation for updating the Center for Deployment’s (CDP) online course, The Impact of Deployment on Families and Children. While this is a topic that I’ve been teaching since I first joined the CDP almost nine years ago, I was excited when I ran across an article that summarized the deployment cycle challenges that military families face in a new way.

Staff Perspective: Couples Webinar Series

Understanding military culture and the ways military service and deployments impact couples is critical when providing counseling to military-connected clients. The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences offers webinars which are specially designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to this population.  This week we’re wrapping up our initial sessions of the 2018 Couples Webinar Series. On Thursday, we’ll be presenting all three sessions over the course of the day, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Staff Perspective: Tiger Cruises and Navy Families

I have been watching and experiencing Navy deployment reunifications for decades. As a clinical social worker, I’ve talked to many Sailors and families about what they can expect following a deployment. The first deployment I personally experienced was in the mid-90s when my now-husband and I first started dating. His Japan-based ship was completing a scheduled five-month deployment. In those days, families knew the date the ship was leaving, the date they would return, as well as dates and locations of every port visit while they were out.