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SC MIRECC Clinical Education Products
SC MIRECC has several products created by clinicians and researchers for mental health care providers to use with Veterans and their families and caregivers to help them understand and manage stress, mental health issues, communication, parenting, reintegrating into life after military service, and many other topics. These products are free to the public and can be downloaded below. Use our order form to receive a hard copy by mail. Email your order form to VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov or fax to (713) 748-7359. Our complete inventory of products can be accessed on our clinical education products webpage. Join our email list to receive SC MIRECC updates.
NEW!! Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for PTSD. Aids clinicians in implementing a 10-week acceptance and commitment therapy group for Veterans with trauma-related disorders. It includes a clinician manual with detailed session-by-session guidelines and a Veteran Handbook that includes notes and homework assignments. The manual offers specific guidance in utilizing the ACT framework to introduce Veterans to exposure therapy.
Therapist Manual | Patient Handbook
A Veteran's Guide to Talking With Kids About PTSD. This pamphlet can be used independently by a Veteran or in conjunction with a therapist as part of a therapy group, class, or workshop. The resource is honest, yet gentle in encouraging Veterans to consider their hopes and fears in talking with their kids about PTSD. Parents’ strengths are emphasized, and readers are encouraged to draw upon support from family members, friends, other Veterans, and mental health professionals. This resource is rooted in a recovery approach and instills hope in Veteran parents, for both themselves and their children.
NEW!! Behavioral Medicine Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Referral Toolkit for Gastroenterology Providers. Aids clinicians in implementing a 10-week acceptance and commitment therapy group for Veterans with trauma-related disorders. It includes a clinician manual with detailed session-by-session guidelines and a Veteran Handbook that includes notes and homework assignments. The manual offers specific guidance in utilizing the ACT framework to introduce Veterans to exposure therapy.
NEW!! Calmer Life Program. Treatment materials for adults aged 50 and over with worry and stress.
Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults. This brief manual is designed to be used by VA staff members. The manual is a collection of best practices and practical tips for safety planning, with a focus on issues that are common in older adult patients. The purpose of the collaborative approach is to increase the quality of safety plans and the likelihood that they will be understood and used by Veterans. This manual can be used on its own by staff who are familiar with safety planning. Ideally, staff would hold a training to discuss manual content, demonstrate techniques, and answer questions.
Manual / Wallet Card
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Visual Review. Video training on DBT program modules (individual therapy, group therapy, consultation team, and phone coaching) and skills (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation). It is geared towards mental health clinicians who would like to learn more about DBT or enhance their current DBT practices. The training can also be viewed by clients or used during individual or group DBT therapy to provide psychoeducation
Videos and Handouts
LifeGuard, Operation: Coming Home. This website gives returning Veterans and their family members an opportunity to experience five skills that help them respond to the thoughts, feelings, and memories that occur on a daily basis after deployment and reintegrate into their communities and families.
Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain. Helps primary care clinicians and trainees gain a basic understanding of pain and facilitate early assessment and interventions. It gives a brief synopsis of the various aspects of pain management including the types of pain, neurobiology of pain, common medical and psychiatric co-morbidities and the essential elements of pain assessment. In addition, there is an overview of Stepped Care Model for Pain Management, and the various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions known to be effective for pain management.
Pocket Guide | Pocket Guide with Printer's Crop Marks
Provider Communication: Education and Practice in a Veterans Healthcare System. Addresses provider-patient communication within the VA system. It provides concrete and empirically supported techniques that can be used by providers to improve Veteran understanding of their healthcare in any department. The training incorporates significant interactive components, allowing groups of providers to share effective communication techniques with each other.
Video | Facilitator Manual | Wallet Card
Veteran Parenting Toolkits. This toolkit includes five sets of age-specific parenting materials for young Veteran parents and their partners.
Last updated: June 26, 2018
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