In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn strategies to enhance mental health counseling services for military-connected patients. Utilizing the concept of optimization, interventions to promote clinical efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction will be examined. The session will describe how clinical optimization can be accomplished in each of the three phases of treatment (initial, intermediate, and end). Participants will leave with knowledge about the potential benefits of focusing on optimizing clinical care when providing treatment to military-connected patients, and practical action steps to optimize mental health treatment.
Jeffrey Cook, Ph.D. is a Director of Training and Education at the Center for Deployment Psychology. Dr. Cook retired after 23 years in the military, having served as an infantry Marine, Navy corpsman and clinical psychologist. As a psychologist, he was the Mental Health Division Officer in Okinawa, Japan; ship psychologist on the U.S.S. George Washington; and the Department Head for the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury program at NNMC Bethesda, MD. Dr. Cook is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences clinical psychology program, and also serves as adjunct faculty at USU. Dr. Cook’s professional interests include evidence-based treatment approaches, program evaluation, and PTSD.
Erin Frick, Psy.D., is an Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) Champion-Consultant with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Located at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, Dr. Frick serves as an advocate for evidence-based mental health treatment utilization, provides consultation services, informs clinic process improvements, and develops toolkits designed to expand access to and availability of evidence-based psychotherapies.
Dr. Frick received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manchester College in Indiana. She earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to coming to CDP, she was a contract psychologist treating active duty military members at Travis Air Force Base using EBPs including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure (including the use of Virtual Reality Therapy), and Cognitive Behavioral Couples Therapy for PTSD. Prior to working with the military, she worked primarily in university counseling centers and community mental health.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Frick’s clinical work has focused on developing group therapy services in mental health clinics, training and supervising staff in the use of group therapy, mindfulness-based treatment, and the assessment and treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions.
Financial: Erin Frick has an employment relationship with Center for Deployment Psychology.
Non-Financial: Erin Frick has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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