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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 topics that impact the mental health needs of Veterans, especially Veterans who live in rural areas. Topics include ptsd, anxiety, stress, military sexual trauma, pain, wellness, and more. Access our full collection of products.

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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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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HERO Manuals
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.
Talking with kids about PTSD guide
  • Includes clinical 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
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
Sexual Health After Military Sexual Trauma
These brochures raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual dysfunction after military sexual trauma (MST) and provides information on assessment and treatment of the disorder.
OCD and Related Disorders VA Pulse Page
  • Includes brochures for providers and women Veterans
  • Defines MST, sexual health, and sexual dysfunction
  • Veteran brochure describes sexual problems, the effects of MST on sexual health, resources, and how to get help at the VA
  • Provider brochure details DSM-5 and ICD-10 classifications for sexual dysfunction, provides tips on asking Veterans about sexual health, and lists resources for treatment, including the VA MST consultation program
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: December 28, 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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