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Community Ment Health J. 2017 Feb;53(2):215-223. doi: 10.1007/s10597-016-0013-7. Epub 2016 May 7.

Treating Veterans and Military Families: Evidence Based Practices and Training Needs Among Community Clinicians.

Author information

1
Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, 101 Merrimac Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA. lrichards3@mgh.harvard.edu.
2
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. lrichards3@mgh.harvard.edu.
3
Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, 101 Merrimac Street, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.
4
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Little is known about the capacity of community providers to provide military informed evidence based services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We conducted a regional, web-based survey of 352 community mental health care providers that sought to identify clinical practices, training needs, and predictors of evidence based treatment (EBT) use for PTSD. Overall, 49 % of providers indicated they seldom or never use a validated PTSD screening instrument. Familiarity with EBTs, specifically prolonged exposure (PE; χ2(4) = 14.68, p < .01) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT; χ2(4) = 4.55, p < .05), differed by provider type. Of providers who received training in PE or CPT (N = 121), 75 % reported using treatment in their practice, which was associated with having received clinical supervision (χ2 (1) = 20.16, p < .001). Widely disseminated trainings in empirically supported PTSD assessment and treatment, and implementation of case supervision in community settings are needed.

KEYWORDS:

Community provider; Dissemination; Evidence based treatment; Implementation

PMID:
27155870
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-016-0013-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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