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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 and their families.Topics include gambling, anxiety, stress, military sexual trauma, pain, wellness, and more. Access our full collection of products.
Brief Digital Accelerator Treatment for Gambling (BDAT) Clinician Guide and Resources Workbook
Brief Digital Accelerator Treatment for Gambling Guide
This clinician guide and resources workbook helps providers use a brief intervention to treat problem gambling.
  • Includes a brief video overview to introduce the intervention
  • Includes Excel program that simulates games of chance that can be played at an accelerated pace to demonstrate the long-term effects of gambling
  • Published 2019
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies
Therapist shaking hands with a military service member with the words cognitive behavioral therapy strategies
This is a practical guide for clinicians who want to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) with Veterans.
  • Can be used as an additional resource to "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Veterans and Military Servicemembers: Therapy Manual" (Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Karlin, B. E., 2011)
  • Has sections for initial, middle, and later phases of CBT
  • Includes handouts for Veterans that can reinforce and validate ideas presented in session or serve as transitional objects as preparation for discharge and relapse prevention planning
  • Published 2019
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Multi-Setting Peaceful Mind: A Manual to Aid in the Management of Anxiety in Veterans with Memory Impairment
Multi-setting peaceful mind manual
This easy-to-follow manual outlines an evidence-supported cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment for anxiety for older Veterans with dementia or cognitive impairment.
  • Includes worksheets for patients
  • Published 2013 | Updated 2020
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Problem Gambling: Steps to Cut Down
Problem Gambling Brochure
This brochure describes gambling problems, how to briefly assess for gambling problems, and what steps can be taken to curtail the further development and continuation of gambling problems.
  • Uses information from the Shortened South Oaks Gambling Screen and DSM-5
  • Allows providers to conduct quick, on-site assessments
  • Educates on the existence of a gambling problem
  • Published 2013 | Updated 2020
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Self-Help STOP WORRY: A Tool for Older Veterans
Self-Help STOP WORRY Manual
This is a user-friendly, guided cognitive behavioral treatment of generalized anxiety disorder for Veterans 60 years of age or older who experience high levels of worry and anxiety (CD is no longer available).
  • The workbooks contain eight chapters detailing skills, including anxiety education and awareness, relaxation (Diaphragmatic Breathing and Progressive Muscle Relaxation [PMR]), problem solving, cognitive therapy, exposure and behavioral sleep management.
  • Self-help workbook contains practice exercises and forms to monitor progress
  • Workbook may be used independently or as a part of formal treatment
  • Published 2011 | Updated 2020
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Sexual Health After Military Sexual Trauma
Sexual Health After MST Brochures
These brochures for women and men raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual dysfunction after military sexual trauma (MST) and provide information on assessment and treatment of the disorder.
  • Includes brochures for providers and 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
  • Published 2018/2019
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Stress Less: Relaxation Enhancement Group Manuals
Relaxation enhancement manuals
This brief relaxation intervention is meant to provide short-term symptom relief for anxiety and stress.
  • Recommended as an adjunct to established first-line treatment approaches
  • Includes manuals for therapists and Veterans
  • Therapist manual covers a comprehensive Relaxation Enhancement protocol that includes relaxation practices, resources, strategies, and a log
  • Veteran manual can serve as a self-help resource to identify reasons to stress less
  • Updated 2019
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The Safest Bet: A Guide to Understanding Problem Gambling for Veterans and Clinicians
The Safest Bet Guide
This guide aims to help Veterans, VA clinicians, and others learn more about issues related to gambling and to locate additional resources for problem gambling.
  • Can be used in sessions with a clinician, in a group with other Veterans, or as a self-help resource
  • Veterans using this guide for self-help are encouraged to seek out a VHA provider or other helping professional to answer additional questions or address any concerns
  • Has four modules that focus on readiness to change, thinking errors and tools, recovery, and Gamblers Anonymous
  • Includes resource list for finding help for problem gambling
  • Updated 2019
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Veteran Wellness Guide
Veteran Wellness Guide
This guide is for Veterans who want to improve their well-being.
  • It is self-paced
  • Does not require a mental health professional to use
  • Includes practical approaches for sleeping well, eating healthy, stress reduction, and getting the most out of your life
  • Recommended by Veterans
  • Published 2019
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Wellness While Waiting Guide
Veteran Wellness Guide
The Wellness While Waiting patient education materials were designed to promote physical and emotional wellness for Veterans awaiting organ transplant and their caregivers. The guide covers several topics including common emotional responses to the wait for transplant, skills to increase emotional wellness, and strategies to continue engagement in health-affirming behaviors. The 5 supplemental handouts cover additional mental health topics (depression, anxiety, cognitive compensatory skills, relapse prevention for tobacco use, and relapse prevention for alcohol or other drug use). All materials also assist with care navigation within the VA by directing Veterans and their caregivers to appropriate resources. The Core Packet consists of:
  • The Wellness While Waiting Guide
  • Visit agenda cards to facilitate Veteran-Provider communication
  • A Caregiver Wellness handout to emphasize good caregiver self-care and offer further resources for caregiver support
  • Published 2020
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Last updated: April 29, 2020

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