Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

MIRECC / CoE

Menu
Menu

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
 

Home | South Central MIRECC

Pause Play
Raised hands touching

Bariatric Surgery: A Path to Success

This self-help guide is for Veterans who are thinking about bariatric surgery and want to gain mental health skills and make their environments healthier.

Get Guide »

A winding forest trail

About Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support and Skills

ACCESS is a psychosocial intervention specifically designed to address the physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients.

Get Manual»

Two people celebrating at an atheltic game

An Active Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Safety Aids and Avoidance

This guide helps Veterans understand how trauma affects their lives.

Get Guide »

 

SCMIRECC Logo

The mission of the South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access, and quality of mental health care for Veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural Veterans.

The South Central MIRECC strives to promote and celebrate a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among our staff, across our sites, and in the work we do to improve mental health care for rural and other underserved Veterans.

For more information, email us at VISN16SCMIRECCEducation@va.gov

Announcements

Register Now: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety and Trauma-Related Problems in Living Webinar
11/28/2022 - VA providers have two chances to attend this one-hour webinar. Only register for the training you will attend or you will have issues with completing the evaluation and getting CE. Select "Register; do NOT select "Assign to Me". Contact Megan.Wandersee@va.gov for registration assistance. After the training learners should be able to:
  • Describe a functional account of clinical anxiety and exposure therapy from an ACT perspective.
  • Describe and explain case conceptualization and clinical procedures to address anxiety and trauma-related concerns from an ACT perspective.
  • List relevant treatment techniques and exercises corresponding to the 6 core processes of ACT.
Presenter: Jeffry Scott Bethay, PhD
Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 8:00 - 9:00 am CT and Thursday, December 15, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (repeat)
Target Audience: VA CBOC mental health providers (all VA providers are welcome to attend)
CE: 1 hour of JA IPCE, ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, APA, ASWB, NBCC, NYSED-SW, NYSED-P
 
|
 
New Guide! Bariatric Surgery: A Path to Success
11/28/2022 - Bariatric surgery can have a positive impact on Veterans’ health and well-being. This self-help guide is for Veterans who are thinking about bariatric surgery and want to gain mental health skills and make their environments healthier. Their behaviors and mental health will directly affect outcomes of bariatric surgery. Making changes to their daily lives will help them succeed in their recovery after surgery.
 
 
Updated Manual! Adjusting to Chronic Conditions with Education, Support and Skills
11/28/2022 - ACCESS is a psychosocial intervention specifically designed to address the physical and emotional issues faced by chronically ill patients. The goals of the intervention are to empower individuals via patient-centered education, teach self-management strategies, and use goals and action plans to increase skill use and success.
 
 
Winter Newsletter
11/28/2022 - Read our winter newsletter for updates on our faculty, research, resources, accomplishments, and more!
 
 
An Active Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Safety Aids and Avoidance
8/25/2022 - This guide helps Veterans understand how trauma affects their lives. It will help them recover from any lasting reactions to trauma that are keeping them from living life to the fullest. They will learn to identify behaviors that are keeping them stuck in their recovery and learn a step-by-step method for changing them. This guide gives hope for recovery and the confidence to accomplish goals.
 
 
New Resource to Help Clinicians Apply ACT Strategies to Anxiety and Trauma-Related Problems
8/25/2022 - This guide supplements the current VA Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for ACT for Depression (ACT-D) protocol. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders. It includes information and treatment materials relevant to anxiety and trauma-related disorders. It is meant for clinicians with training and experience in the ACT model, such as ACT-D EBP or similar training. This is not a treatment protocol.
 
 
New Materials To Help Veterans Engage in Positive and Healthy Nature-based Activities
6/1/2022 - These materials integrate the science of the benefits of engaging with nature, with the well-established approaches of behavioral activation, mindfulness, and other positive psychology exercises. The clinician manual supports the delivery of a very brief (1-2 session) or brief (3-5) session intervention in a variety of settings. The Veteran guide can be used as part of a clinician-delivered intervention, or as a self-help intervention.
 
 
Updated Resource for Delirium
3/16/2022 - To commemorate World Delirium Awareness Day, we have updated our Delirium: Information for Families and Caregivers brochure. This brochure is intended to help families and caregivers of Veterans understand and manage delirium.
 
 

Follow Us

Twitter logo

For the latest updates on what SC MIRECC researchers are working on, follow us on Twitter at @SCMirecc.

Get Emails

Sign up for our email list to get news and product announcements.