Regardless of the topic on which I am presenting, if I have a bit of time at the end, I always speak briefly about the concept of moral injury. It’s heartening to see that clinicians are becoming familiar with this important issue and that it resonates deeply on a professional and personal level. For those to whom this is a “new” idea, it’s amazing to see that “ah-ha” moment as they consider past and current patients, family members and, yes, even themselves in light of this concept.
Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"
In recent years, with the rising rate of suicide among Service members (SM) and Veterans, much attention has been given to factors that contribute to suicide in this population. The authors note that many returning SM experience psychological problems that are known to be associated with higher suicide risk.
For most of us, summer conjures up the idea of vacation. Rather than thinking of vacation as only a time for leaving behind something stressful or routine, I have come to see it as an opportunity for proactively adding to my treasure chest through real life exposures. Yes, the kind we refer to in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy.
We reviewed some evidence for the effectiveness of group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) in Part 1 of this article, and began to discuss how clinicians can structure a group, such as components, number of sessions, and session length. Today, let’s follow-up to share some logistics about how to set your CBTI group up for success. Specifically, you’ll want to consider who sends patients to your group, which patients sent are the best fit for your group, group sizing and composition, and how to document your group’s progress, including outcome measurement.
Recently, we at the Center for Deployment Psychology have been receiving a number of consultation requests regarding translating the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) package to a group setting. If you have been thinking about starting a CBTI group, allow me to increase your motivation and give you some resources to get started.