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Bariatric Surgery: A Path to Success
This self-help guide is for Veterans who are thinking about bariatric surgery and want to gain mental health skills and make their environments healthier.
About Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support and Skills
ACCESS is a psychosocial intervention specifically designed to address the physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients.
An Active Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Safety Aids and Avoidance
This guide helps Veterans understand how trauma affects their lives.
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.
The South Central MIRECC strives to promote and celebrate a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among our staff, across our sites, and in the work we do to improve mental health care for rural and other underserved Veterans.
For more information, email us at VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov
- Register Now: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety and Trauma-Related Problems in Living Webinar
- 11/28/2022 - VA providers have two chances to attend this one-hour webinar. Only register for the training you will attend or you will have issues with completing the evaluation and getting CE. Select "Register; do NOT select "Assign to Me". Contact Megan.Wandersee@va.gov for registration assistance. After the training learners should be able to:
- Describe a functional account of clinical anxiety and exposure therapy from an ACT perspective.
- Describe and explain case conceptualization and clinical procedures to address anxiety and trauma-related concerns from an ACT perspective.
- List relevant treatment techniques and exercises corresponding to the 6 core processes of ACT.
- Presenter: Jeffry Scott Bethay, PhD
- Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 8:00 - 9:00 am CT and Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (repeat)
- Target Audience: VA CBOC mental health providers (all VA providers are welcome to attend)
- CE: 1 hour of JA IPCE, ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED-SW, NYSED-P
- New Guide! Bariatric Surgery: A Path to Success
- 11/28/2022 - Bariatric surgery can have a positive impact on Veterans’ health and well-being. This self-help guide is for Veterans who are thinking about bariatric surgery and want to gain mental health skills and make their environments healthier. Their behaviors and mental health will directly affect outcomes of bariatric surgery. Making changes to their daily lives will help them succeed in their recovery after surgery.
- Updated Manual! Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support and Skills
- 11/28/2022 - ACCESS is a psychosocial intervention specifically designed to address the physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients. The goals of the intervention are to empower individuals via patient-centered education, teach self-management strategies, and use goals and action plans to increase skill use and success.
- Winter Newsletter
- 11/28/2022 - Read our winter newsletter for updates on our faculty, research, resources, accomplishments, and more!
- An Active Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Safety Aids and Avoidance
- 8/25/2022 - This guide helps Veterans understand how trauma affects their lives. It will help them recover from any lasting reactions to trauma that are keeping them from living life to the fullest. They will learn to identify behaviors that are keeping them stuck in their recovery and learn a step-by-step method for changing them. This guide gives hope for recovery and the confidence to accomplish goals.
- New Resource to Help Clinicians Apply ACT Strategies to Anxiety and Trauma-Related Problems
- 8/25/2022 - This guide supplements the current VA Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for ACT for Depression (ACT-D) protocol. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders. It is meant for clinicians with training and experience in the ACT model, such as ACT-D EBP or similar training. This is not a treatment protocol.
- New Materials To Help Veterans Engage in Positive and Healthy Nature-based Activities
- 6/1/2022 - These materials integrate the science of the benefits of engaging with nature, with the well-established approaches of behavioral activation, mindfulness, and other positive psychology exercises. The clinician manual supports the delivery of a very brief (1-2 session) or brief (3-5) session intervention in a variety of settings. The Veteran guide can be used as part of a clinician-delivered intervention, or as a self-help intervention.