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APsaA Garners Update to CPT Evaluation & Management Guidelines: Healthcare Professionals Now Advised to Ask About Military Service

February 12, 2015 – New York, NY – The American Medical Association’s (AMA) official Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services Guidelines have been updated to include a call for healthcare professionals to inquire about a patient’s current or past military history. The CPT code set constitutes the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs.

The Future of Children: The Youngest in Military Families 01-08-15

Joy Osofsky and Molinda Chartrand wrote a terrific article on the youngest military children. Shana Adler brought the article to our attention.

2015-2016 APsaA Fellowship Application Now Available

The APsaA Fellowship is part of an initiative to provide outstanding early-career psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and academics -- the future educators and leaders in their fields -- additional knowledge of psychoanalysis.

Fellowship recipients receive a psychoanalyst mentor with whom they meet to discuss their interest in psychoanalysis, a free subscription to TAP, the APsaA magazine, and complimentary registration at the biannual meetings of the Association.

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Listen to Veterans without Judgement

Many moons ago, I heard a Viet Nam era veteran say something that, I think, rings eternal: “We want to be heard. We don’t want to be judged.”
 

The First Step: Get Them to Talk

I have worked with combat veterans for a while, mostly Marines and Navy Corpsmen with PTSD and related issues, and it occurs to me that there are two kinds of “messed up” they come home with. The first is PTSD (and, by the way, I don't believe there are PTSD experts: we're all still students of it) but the second kind comes from the ever-changing rules of engagement which have become progressively more complex as objectives became more political than military

Important Dates for the National Meeting

Tuesday, October 14 - Preliminary Program & Hotel Information Available Online
Tuesday, October 21 - Registration Opens 12 PM ET
Tuesday, November 4 - Deadline for Two-Day Clinical Workshop Lottery Registration
Monday, December 15 - Registration Closes 12 AM ET

The Importance of Asking THE QUESTION: "Have you or someone close to you ever served in the military?"

APsaA's SVI is partnering with other organizations including the AMA, the American Association of Medical Colleges, the American Academy of Nursing, the  White House's Joining Forces initiative to ensure that all health care providers ask their patients (at all age levels) "Have you or anyone you are close to served in the military?"

The Role of Talk Therapy in the Treatment of Service Members (Part 2)

Analysts and therapists interested in the issue of offering talk therapy in conjunction with other treatments offered to service members and veterans we urge you to take the time to watch the full recording of the April 10 congressional hearing of the House Armed Services Committee meeting which featured testimony by Commander Russell B. Carr, M.D., Service Chief, Adult Behavioral Health Clinic, U.S.

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