This month CVN delivered a webinar for all 10 Cohen Clinics around the country, aimed at treating a specific veteran population. The National Guard: Psychological Health Program Overview was presented by National Guard CAPT Matt Kleiman.
Kleiman is the Director of Psychological Health for the National Guard Bureau, as a member of the Joint Surgeon’s Office. In this role, CAPT Kleiman is responsible for designing, developing, and directing an enterprise-wide system for psychological health fitness and resilience for over 460,000 National Guard members and their families. He serves as an advisor and principal to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on the continuum of psychological health and resilience services provided to/for Guard members and their families, and he is specifically responsible for providing oversight, implementation, execution, and quality control for Psychological Health operations across the joint services.
Additionally, CAPT Kleiman began his active duty career as an Air Force clinical social worker, where for six years he provided a broad array of direct behavioral health services to Air Force members and their families at multiple duty locations. CAPT Kleiman received his Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia, and is a licensed clinical social worker and board certified diplomat.
CAPT Kleiman presented the National Guard’s unique challenges for mental health care, such as availability and quality of care, gave facts about the existing network of support, and shared goals for program improvement.
Cohen Clinics will treat anyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces, regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience. This includes the National Guard and Reserves.
By Chelsea Griffin
CVN Vice President, Communications & Marketing