Implementation outcomes of military provider training in cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder

Elisa V. Borah, Edward C. Wright, D. Allen Donahue, Elizabeth M. Cedillos, David S. Riggs, William C. Isler, Alan L. Peterson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-944
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume178
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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