Practitioner Resources

Articles of interest

We have collated some articles from the research literature relevant to clinicians working with veterans. This list will be updated monthly, please remember to check back regularly.

The loss of social connectedness as a major contributor to physician burnout
The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5)
Couple and family therapies for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The loss of social connectedness as a major contributor to physician burnout

Physicians are concerned that the role of social connectedness in combating burnout among medical professionals is not receiving the emphasis that it deserves. While many interventions to reduce burnout have been proposed, none is more important, in the view of the authors, than addressing the fundamental human need to belong. In this article the authors emphasise that social connectedness is a basic human need that when lost leads to burnout, and they encourage health care institutions to apply lessons from team and organisational literature to increase social connectedness and enhance wellbeing. Read article abstract here (full text available to subscribers).

The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5)

This article describes the development of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM–5 (CAPS-5) and presents the results of a psychometric evaluation of CAPS-5 scores in 2 samples of military veterans. The study provides clear evidence that the CAPS-5 is a psychometrically sound measure of DSM–5 PTSD diagnostic status and symptom severity. Read full article here.

Couple and family therapies for post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a severe condition that is linked to both individual and relationship problems. Therapies targeting couples and families have been recommended for the treatment of PTSD, but it is not clear if these are helpful in reducing trauma symptoms, and other mental health or relationship problems. The current review is the first attempt to summarise the findings from studies on couple and family therapies for adults with PTSD. Read full article here.

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