Last updated: August 15, 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.
Dr. Michael Kauth receives the APA Division 18 VA Section James Besyner Lifetime Achievement Award
8/15/2018 - SC MIRECC Co-Director Dr. Michael Kauth received the James Besyner Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 18 (Public Service) at their August meeting. This award is named in memory of VA psychologist James Besyner, a longtime member and friend of Division 18. The recipient will have demonstrated sustained, widespread influence at the highest standard of Psychology leadership. The Committee seeks an individual who has given voice to Psychology's role in health care and who has gained recognition as a leader in advocacy, treatment, research, or education. Congratulations on this honor!
7/20/2018 - Summer Newsletter - Read about our 2018 Grant Writing Scholars and Psychiatry Resident Awardees, how we align with the 2018 VA Operational Plan, a Research to Practice summary on emotion-regulation skills in couple/family-based PTSD treatment, and recent publications from our affiliates. >>Read the newsletter
New Behavioral Management of IBS Toolkit for Gastroenterology Providers
7/20/2018 - The Behavioral Medicine Management of IBS Referral Toolkit is intended to help gastroenterology providers identify the best candidates for behavioral medicine services and provide guidance for the referral process. >>Download toolkit
Free CEU | PACERS Dementia Education Curriculum
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
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
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...