Our primary focus is training mental health clinicians in Evidence-Based Treatments (EBTs) through Learning Communities. Evidence-Based Treatments are best practices and approaches recommended by clinical practice guidelines, whereby research supports the use of that treatment, and experts agree. We also host a monthly free continuing education webinar series for mental health clinicians to deepen their knowledge in applying EBTs to diverse populations.
Over the years, we observed that increasing overall access to quality behavioral health care in PTSD treatment requires multi-level engagement. Through this observation, we expanded our educational reach beyond clinical training in EBTs to include non-clinical providers, care navigators, students entering the field, and other stakeholders, plus clinical training in suicide prevention, insomnia treatment, and substance use.
I’m incredibly grateful for everyone at the STRONG STAR Training Initiative for their expertise, wisdom, and support. It’s truly a privilege to have received such high quality training and consultation. I look forward to continuing to provide CPT to veterans and civilians suffering from PTSD throughout the rest of my career.