USF Public Health awarded Army contract to train military clinicians in treatment of PTSD

Tampa, FLA (July 6, 2016) – The University of South Florida College of Public Health has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Department of Behavioral Health (AMEDDC&S), to train military mental health clinicians in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), an emerging evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions.

The new contract with the AMEDDC&S represents the largest training of military clinicians in the ART protocol to date.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health problem that may develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as those experienced by military personnel during combat. PTSD is a common public health issue, with about one in 10 men and two in 10 women in the United States developing it.

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