Serving Those Who Serve

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) hosted its first “Serving Those Who Serve: Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and Their Families” summit on July 10, 2015.

Helping Veterans get PTSD Treatment in Community Settings

CESAMH researchers provided free trainings in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to mental health providers in San Diego County.  CPT is one of the most well-researched and effective treatments for PTSD.  In addition to the usual CPT training the VA uses, however, the team added to the training to identify any special hurdles that mental health providers might have in using the therapy with the Veterans they see.  The CESAMH team is collecting information from the providers who took the training to help make the training even more effective!