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HERO Manuals | South Central MIRECC

HERO manual


The HERO program is a participant-centered integrated behavioral health treatment to improve psychological symptoms, health behaviors, and weight management among obese Veterans with coexisting emotional distress.

  • Includes clinician manual and Veteran workbook
  • Has six core and two elective sessions
  • Personalized and accessible
  • Includes scripts for clinicians to assist with teaching skills in the workbook
  • Published 2018

This product is a best practice.


Developed By

Gina Evans-Hudnall, PhD; Charles Brandt, MS; Nicholas Armenti, MA; Patricia Dubbert, PhD, & Melinda Stanley, PhD.

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Last updated: December 15, 2023