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Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain

This guide helps primary care clinicians and trainees gain a basic understanding of pain and facilitate early assessment and interventions.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Videos

These training videos teach DBT program modules (individual therapy, group therapy, consultation team, and phone coaching) and skills (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation).

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Collaborative Safety Planning for Older Adults Manual

This 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.

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Last updated: September 20, 2017


The mission of the South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.


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Chronic Pain Podcast

Adam Hoffberg with the Rocky Mountain MIRECC discusses chronic pain with SC MIRECC Clinical Educator Grant recipients Drs. Aruna Gottumukkala and Paul Sloan, who created a timely resource called the “Pocket Guide for Clinicians for Management of Chronic Pain.” With the opioid epidemic raging in the background this podcast is ever so timely. The podcast is approximately 35 minutes long. Learn more about the Rocky Mountain MIRECC.



Clinical Video Telehealth into the Home Provider Toolkit

The CVTHM Toolkit equips VA facilities, mental health providers and clinical champions with the necessary skills and procedures to deliver mental health care to Veterans through clinical video telehealth. The Toolkit supplements the mandatory trainings found on the Office of Telehealth Services website. Download the CVTHM Toolkit.


Program for Advancing Cognitive disorders Education for Rural Staff

PACERS is pleased to announce its latest free e-learning course, “PACERS: Identifying and Assessing for Dementia.” Continuing education credit is available for VA providers. Visit the PACERS webpage to access program materials.


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South Central Mentall Illness, Research and Education Center
Funded in 1998, the South Central MIRECC is a virtual center with multiple anchor sites. Researchers and educators are located at anchor sites (Houston, TX; Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA), but our programs are available to the entire network. Our mission is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans. Read more...