Though VA offers state-of-the-art mental health care for Veterans, not all Veterans with PTSD or TBI seek treatment at VA facilities. Some Veterans reside in rural communities and do not have easy physical access to VA care, while others simply prefer community-based treatment setting. Regardless of where Veterans choose to seek treatment, we want to support healthcare providers in their efforts to offering high quality care to those who have served in the military.
A recent RAND study concluded that community health providers often need and want more training in military culture and evidence-based care for stress related conditions. CESAMH has developed both public and private partnerships with the following agencies in order to make these trainings easier to find and access. Please click on the links below to view training and informational resources that can support you in your care of Veteran patients.
Also, many Veterans reside in rural communities and do not have easy physical access to VA care. Others simply prefer a community-based treatment setting. Regardless of where Veterans and Service Members choose to seek health care, we want to support their providers in their efforts to offering high quality care.
Training and Information about Military Culture and Veterans Issues
Please click on the partner links below to view training and information resources:
Training and Information about Evidence Based Treatments for PTSD
The VA has undertaken a national effort to train mental health providers in evidence-based psychotherapies (psychotherapies that have been shown to work well in research studies) for PTSD. So far over 3,000 VA providers have been trained and this effort is ongoing. The VAs goal is to have mental health providers who are trained in evidence-based PTSD treatments at all VA facilities. This will ensure that every Veteran who seeks care at VA has access to cutting-edge treatments.
To further increase the access of EBPs for Veterans with PTSD, CESAMH offers trainings for community based mental health providers in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD.
Please check back soon for upcoming training information.
In addition, we have partnered with other organizations that offer training and consultation in evidence based care: