The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) regularly hosts webinars to engage others and share knowledge on a variety of topics related to telehealth and technology for psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
The webinars are open to the public. For instructions, requirements and trouble shooting for Defense Connect Online (DCO) and telephone connections during T2 webinars, click here.
Improving Access to Psychoeducation and Psychological Health Care for Post-Deployment Service MembersEvent date:10 June 2010, 1300 - 1400 EDT (1000 to 1100 PDT)
Virtual worlds technologies are potential solutions to some barriers to care faced by post-combat Service Members (SMs), such as perceived stigma and physical access issues. June's webinar will highlight various virtual worlds including T2’s Psychological Health region in Second Life®. This region includes several ongoing projects dedicated to improving the psychological health of SMs through immersive, interactive psycho-educational experiences, increased social interactions, provider training and support, and therapeutic interventions. Features discussed will include the “Virtual PTSD Experience,” in which users learn through an immersive simulation about common causes of and reactions to trauma; provider training and support tools; and the “Virtual Reality (VR) Exposure Deck” as a possible platform for VR-augmented exposure therapy. Challenges and future directions will be discussed.
Kevin M. Holloway, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He serves as the lead and subject matter expert of T2’s virtual worlds project. Additionally, he is an Associate Investigator on a number of current studies, including a randomized, controlled trial comparing the ecacy of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Event date:13 May 2010
Service members, veterans and their families often experience psychological health challenges associated with combat deployments. Whether a buddy, spouse, friend or co-worker— psychological awareness and education is everyone’s responsibility. This webinar will focus on the wellness tools available on afterdeployment.org.
Afterdeployment.org is a multi-faceted online resource containing educational and interactive modules targeting behavioral health concerns. The site’s resources are directed at service members and their families, veterans, and providers. Initially launched in August 2008, afterdeployment.org refreshed in March 2010 and added many new offerings.
Charles “Perry” Bosmajian, Jr., Ph.D., Project Manager and Subject Matter Expert with the Population and Prevention Programs (P3) Division of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology will discuss new and soon-to-be-released features on afterdeployment.org. Additional highlights include mobile technologies currently in development at T2. These applications will provide “hip-pocket” access to a range of wellness tools.
Research and Case Study of Concussion Care After Combat TraumaEvent date:15 April 2010
Significant numbers of military personnel have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly called concussion. This webinar will feature two presentations on the use of telephone technology to support care to military service members with known or suspected mTBI. Jo Ann Brockway, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor from the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine at the University of Washington will discuss a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an individualized scheduled telephone support (ISTS). Using problem-solving therapy, the ISTS intervention focuses on symptom- and self-management to address the physical, cognitive, and psychological symptoms associated with mTBI and co-occurring depression and/or anxiety. Jeanette D. Rasche, BS, MS and Holly Pavliscsak, BS, MHSA will discuss a mobile telephony-based messaging system called mCare. The "m" in mCare stands for mobile. The project explores the potential of mobile devices, specifically personal cell phones for use in the Military Healthcare System. Security and privacy considerations, business process, and pilot results of mCare will be highlighted.