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New and Featured Products | South Central MIRECC

Check out our newest products made by VA mental health care providers and researchers. These products address a variety of topics impacting the mental health needs of Veterans, especially Veterans who live in rural areas. Topics include ptsd, anxiety, stress, communication, parenting, family, and much more. Access our full collection of products here.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for PTSD
Aids clinicians in implementing a 10-week acceptance and commitment therapy group for Veterans with trauma-related disorders. Includes:
Cover of the ACT for PTSD Manual
  • Clinician manual with session-by-session guidelines
  • Veteran Handbook with notes and homework assignments
  • Guidance in using the ACT framework to introduce Veterans to exposure therapy
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A Veteran's Guide to Talking With Kids About PTSD
This pamphlet is an honest and gentle in encouraging Veterans to consider their hopes and fears in talking with their kids about PTSD.
Talking with kids about PTSD guide
  • Can be used independently by a Veteran or with a therapist as part of a group, class, or workshop
  • Parents’ strengths are emphasized
  • Readers are encouraged to draw support from family members, friends, other Veterans
  • Rooted in a recovery approach
Behavioral Medicine Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Referral Toolkit for Gastroenterology Providers
This toolkit is intended to help gastroenterology providers identify the best candidates for behavioral medicine services and provide guidance for the referral process. Includes:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Toolkit
  • Decision support tools
  • Tips for educating patients about behavioral medicine treatment
  • Patient information about what irritable bowel syndrome is and how to manage it
Calmer Life Program
Treatment materials for adults aged 50 and over with worry and stress. Includes:
Calmer Life Program Logo
  • Community workshop curriculum
  • Clinician intervention manual
  • Participant workbook
  • Enhanced community care (information and resource counseling) template
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Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults
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.
Collaborative Safety Planning Manual
  • Best practices and practical tips for safety planning, with a focus on issues that are common in older adult patients
  • Increases the quality of safety plans and the likelihood that they will be understood and used by Veterans
  • Includes video that gives overview of the safety planning and how to use the manual
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OCD and Related Disorders VA Pulse Page
This VA Pulse Page is a place for mental health clinicians to ask questions about or find resources on the assessment and behavioral treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
OCD and Related Disorders VA Pulse Page
  • Discusses hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, excoriation disorder, trichotillomania, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder
  • VA Pulse can only be accessed by VA employees
  • Includes a fact sheet (available to everyone) about the differential diagnosis between OCD and PTSD
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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. Includes:
Chronic Pain Guide
  • Brief synopsis of the various aspects of pain management
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions known to be effective for pain management
  • Overview of Stepped Care Model for Pain Management
Veterans Tai Chi for Pain and Stress
This video is a basic introduction to Tai Chi for Veterans and created by Veterans.
Screenshots from the Veterans Tai Chi Video
  • Can be used for mental, emotional and physical health
  • Helpful for people with limited ability to exercise
  • Can be done alone or in a group
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Last updated: November 27, 2018

Note: The health care information provided in these materials is for educational purposes only. It does not replace the role of a medical practitioner for advice on care and treatment. If you are looking for professional medical care, find your local VA healthcare center by using the VA Facilities Locator & Directory.

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