Between 2006 and 2012, the Department of Defense trained thousands of military mental health providers in the use of evidence-based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. Most providers were trained in multiday workshops that focused on the use of Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure. This study is a follow-up evaluation of the implementation practices of 103 Air Force mental health providers. A survey was administered online to workshop participants; 34.2% of participants responded. Findings on treatment implementation with the providers indicated that a majority of respondents found the trainings valuable and were interested in using the treatments, yet they reported a lack of time in their clinic appointment structure to support their use. Insufficient supervision was also cited as a barrier to treatment use. Results suggest the need to improve strategies for implementing evidence-based practices with providers to enhance clinical outcomes in military settings.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health