The Cohen Veterans Network has focused its aim of saving lives, saving families, and saving futures on those impacted by PTSD by demonstrating that recovery is possible with the right treatment delivered by highly-trained clinicians.
Among veteran clients who completed the PCL-5 Assessment for PTSD at least two times during treatment, 78% of clients had an initial score that met the clinical threshold for potential PTSD. After a final assessment, 49% of clients did not meet the clinical threshold.
To insure the highest quality care, CVN continually places its clinical team through a robust training program. Later this afternoon, network clinicians will take part in the Center for Deployment Psychology’s training session Comparing and Contrasting Conceptualization and Treatment of PTSD from the Perspectives of Social Cognitive and Emotional Processing Theories. Tomorrow, our staff will go through an Advanced PTSD Training Series in partnership with the Strong Star Training Initiative.
Earlier in the month, CVN clinicians went through sessions on Evidence Based Practices such as Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
Overall the Cohen Veterans Network has treated more than 6,600 clients since publicly launching in April of 2016. CVN has presented important PTSD Awareness messaging all month long here on the CVN Blog, featuring posts by clinicians in Denver and Philadelphia, as well as a story of recovery from a veteran in Fayetteville, N.C. In addition to having Cohen Clinics in these three cities, clinics are also located in New York, Silver Spring, MD, Clarksville TN, as well as Dallas, San Antonio, Killeen, and El Paso TX.
Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27 as national PTSD Awareness Day.
By Anthony Guido
CVN Vice President, Communications & Marketing