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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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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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Calmer Life Program

The Calmer Life Program curriculum addresses anxiety/worry and depression in older adults.

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Last updated: June 6, 2018


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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Free CEU | PACERS Dementia Education Curriculum

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6/6/2018 - PACERS Dementia Education Courses are for clinicians caring for Veterans with cognitive disorders to improve outcomes for Veterans and their caregivers. >>Learn more


SC MIRECC Listed in Older Veteran Behavioral Inventory

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5/23/2018 - SC MIRECC is on pg. 7 of the "Older Veteran Behavioral Health Resource Inventory" for health/social service professionals interested in enhancing outreach & support for older Veterans with or at risk for behavioral health conditions. >>Learn more


FY19 Clinical Educator Grant Program Call for Applications

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5/15/2018 - We are now accepting applications for our fiscal year 2019 Clinical Educator Grant program for VISNs 16 and 17. Applications are due by August 3, 2018. >>Learn more and get application


Dr. Jan Lindsay's Video Telehealth Project Featured in Office of Rural Health Newsletter

5/15/2018 - Dr. Lindsay describes her Video Telehealth to Home program that offers evidence-based mental health care to Veterans by providers working at rural VA medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics. >>Read the article


May is Mental Health Month

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5/4/2018 - SC MIRECC has free provider and patient manuals, workbooks, videos, e-learning, and more to support mental health care. >>Download mental health resources


April Newsletter

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4/20/2018 - The April newsletter includes research to practice summary on an article about implementing primary care and mental health integration in challenging settings, a summary of our Fall 2017 motivational interviewing training, an announcement for our new Houston site leader, an update on our FLOW clinical demonstration projects, and announcements for our pilot study and implementation, design and analysis support programs. >>Read the newsletter


New! Calmer Life Workshop Curriculum for Worry & Anxiety

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3/5/2018 - Calmer Life is an innovative, person-centered model of care anchored in evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment with additional novel components and cultural tailoring to meet the needs of underserved older adults. Calmer Life was compared to Enhanced Community Care, an intervention anchored in standard community-based information and resource counseling. The curriculum includes content for four sessions with each session including a PowerPoint presentation on worry and stress, handouts, and a guide for presenters. >> Download Calmer Life Curriculum


About Us

South Central Mental 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...