Implementation of a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Mentoring Program to Improve Treatment Services

  title={Implementation of a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Mentoring Program to Improve Treatment Services},
  author={Nancy C. Bernardy and Jessica L Hamblen and Matthew J. Friedman and Josef I. Ruzek and Miles E. McFall},
  journal={Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy},
Three years ago the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) charged the National Center for PTSD(NCPTSD) to develop a mentoring program to train directors of specialized PTSD clinical programs ineffective management skills. There were three reasons for this. First, the number of veterans from theAfghanistan and Iraq conflicts coming to the VA for PTSD treatment was rapidly increasing. Second, amajor augmentation in mental health staffing had brought many new clinicians to the VA who wereunfamiliar… 

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