Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"

Staff Perspective - Lady Valor: The Kristen Beck Story (2014)

If you are local to the D.C. area, you may have recently read an article in the Washington Post about Kristen Beck. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this name, Kristen Beck is the first transgender Navy Seal to share her story via film. Previously known as Christopher, completing 13 deployments and earning commendations, including a Bronze Star, as well as a Purple Heart, Christopher was a force to be reckoned with. This powerful documentary describes her life as Christopher and how she came to be known as Kristen.

Staff Perspective - Book review: Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Most of us give presentations every day. It might not be a formal presentation in front of a large audience, but even a short discussion with a co-worker, friend or client can be a presentation. All of these represent an exchange of information with other parties. In an age of information, it is imperative to understand how to communicate your message. This is why I was excited to read “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” by Carmine Gallo.

Staff Perspective: Using Technology to Treat PTSD

Every time we turn around, it seems like the world is getting a bit more technologically complex. Between computers, smartphones, E-mail, it seems like everywhere you look technology has made its presence felt. Though it can be overwhelming at times, this influx of technology also provides new opportunities deal with existing problems as well. Today we’re going to take a look at a few of the ways people are using this technological boom to potentially help those with PTSD.

Staff Perspective: Modifying Evidence Based Treatment Protocols - Foolhardy Decisions or Strokes of Genius?

Are decisions to depart from a prescribed treatment format and content foolhardy or signs of ingenuity?  Working at a clinical training site, I will often get asked about possible modifications to treatment protocols or when it might be acceptable to deviate from a protocol.  This issue raises several important questions about clinical practice and the underlying factors that influence our choices when providing patient care.  To explore the issue of departing or making modifications to treatment protocols, I surveyed a panel of our CDP staff that has extensive experience in providing training and consultation on evidence based treatment protocols to get their feedback on the following questions.

Staff Perspective: CBT for Depression – Elements of Session Structure

Over the past year I’ve taught multiple workshops on “CBT for Depression in the Military” to both uniformed and civilian providers, and one of the things I’ve noticed is that participants are often unfamiliar with the general structure of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions.

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