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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: March 16, 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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April Newsletter

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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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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


New Video to Improve Care for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Veterans

A new 1-hour video is available to support VHA Directive 1340, published in July 2017, that establishes policy regarding the respectful delivery of clinically appropriate health care to lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Veterans. It is VHA policy that all staff provide clinically appropriate, comprehensive, Veteran-centered care with respect and dignity to LGB Veterans. Clinically appropriate care includes assessment of sexual health as indicated with all patients, and attention to health disparities experienced by LGB people. This video addresses how to ask the appropriate questions and provides scenarios to demonstrate the conversation. The video is accredited for 1 hour of ACCME, ACCME-NP, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, and NYSED SW continuing education credit. >>View TMS Video


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. >>Download the Chronic Pain Management Pocket Guide.



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...