US Military Matters

Resources for Mental Health Providers

Telephone Helplines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Women Veterans Call Center – 1-855-VA-WOMEN
Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255 Option 1
Caregiver Support – 1-855-260-3274
DoD Safe Helpline – 1-877-995-5247

Military Culture


Real Warriors

Traumatic Brain Injury

The Institute of Veterans and Military Families - Syracuse University

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs MIRECC/CoE Toolkit

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center TBI Identification Method

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

Substance Use Disorders

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Center for Substance Abuse Research

National SBIRT ATTC Suite Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Clinician’s Guide

Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine) 

Allen, J. P., & Wilson, V. (2003). Assessing alcohol problems (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NIAAA: Resources and publications on alcohol use and alcohol-related problems

NIDA: Resources and publications on drug use and drug-related-problems

Earlywine, M. (2016). Substance use problems. Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe.

Maisto, S. A., Connors, G. J., Dearing, R. L. (2007). Alcohol use disorders. Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe.

Peterson, A. L., Weg, M. W. V., & Jaén, C. R. (2011). Nicotine and tobacco dependence. Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe.

Shaffer, H., LaPlante, D. A., & Nelson, S. E. (2012). APA addiction syndrome handbook. Volume 1 (1st ed.). Washington, DC: APA.

Shaffer, H., LaPlante, D. A., & Nelson, S. E. (2012). APA addiction syndrome handbook. Volume 2 (1st ed.). Washington, DC: APA.

Sobell, L. C., & Sobell, M. B. (2011). Group therapy with substance use disorders: A motivational cognitive-behavioral approach. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Motivational Interviewing

Britton, P. C., Bryan, C. J., & Valenstein, M. (2016). Motivational interviewing for means restriction counseling with patients at risk for suicide. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 51-61. doi:

Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 35 (DHHS Publication No. SMA 99-3354)

Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2012). Motivational interviewing: Helping people change New York NY: Guilford Press.

Rollnick, S., Miller, W. R., & Butler, C. C. (2008). Motivational interviewing in health care: Helping patients change behavior. New York: Guilford Press.

Sobell, L. C., & Sobell, M. B. (2011). Group therapy with substance use disorders: A motivational cognitive-behavioral approach. New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Bryan, C.J. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Preventing Suicide Attempts: A Guide to Brief Treatments Across Clinical Settings. New York, NY: Routledge.

Jobes, D.A. Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach. New York, NY: The Guilford Press

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress

CPT Coach

PE Coach

Military Sexual Trauma

VA Military Sexual Trauma Services                              

VA Military Sexual Trauma Benefits Information

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Beck, J. S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond. New York: Guilford Press.

Wright, J. H., Basco, M. R., & Thase, M. E.(2006).  Learning cognitive-behavior therapy: An illustrated guide. New York: American Psychiatric Press.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Website:

Defense Centers of Excellence On-line CBT-I:

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Website:

CBT-I Coach:


Kryger, M. H., Roth, T., & Dement, W. C. (Eds.). (2005). Principles and practice of sleep medicine (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders.

Morin, C. M., & Espie, C. A. (Eds.). (2003). Insomnia: A clinician’s guide to assessment and treatment. New York: Springer.

Perlis, M. L., Aloia, M., & Kuhn, B. (2011). Behavioral treatments for sleep disorders: A comprehensive primer of behavioral sleep medicine interventions. Burlington, MA: Academic Press.

Manber R. & Carney C. E. (2015). Treatment Plans and Interventions for Insomnia: A Case Formulation Approach. New York: Guilford Publications.

Edinger J. D. & Carney C. E. (2014). Overcoming insomnia: A cognitive-behavioral therapy approach, therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Foa, E. B., Hembree E. & Rothbaum, B. O. (2007).  Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences, Therapist Guide.  New York. Oxford University Press.

Rothbaum, B. O.  Foa, E. B. & Hembree E. (2007).  Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: Client Workbook.  New York. Oxford University Press.