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Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP®)

In the News

Fox 25 News
Independence Day can be a difficult time for veterans with PTSD
July 3, 2014

Even Bick, MSPP doctoral student, who is also part of the Train Vets to Treat Vets program, was featured on Fox 25 during this July 4th weekend, discussing the Train Vets to Treat Vets program and the need for mental health care for veterans.

> Watch it here

WBZ NewsRadio 1030
WBZ Water Cooler: Veterans Helping Veterans With PTSD
by Drew Moholland | November 11, 2013

This Veterans Day the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is trying to get the word out about a specialty program, where veterans are helping veterans.

> Click here to listen to the broadcast and read the related article

The Washington Post
Helping soldiers with traumatic brain injuries through art therapy
by The Partnership for Public Service | July 2, 2013

At only 30 years of age, Melissa Walker is helping to heal the invisible wounds of our nation's service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

> Click here to read the full article

Norton Patch
Kennedy Announces Veterans Advisory Board
May 24, 2013

From the office of Joe Kennedy III: On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, Congressman Joe Kennedy III Thursday announced the formation of his Veteran's Advisory Board. The Board is comprised of veterans, service officers, health care professionals, educators and other advocates across the 4th District. The group has been tasked with outlining a set of local and national priorities for the Congressman related to veteran's services

MSPP's Dr. Robert Kinscherff and Dr. Sandy Dixon aanounced as participants on Advisory Board.

> Click here to read the full article

Mental Health Weekly
Massachusetts program trains veterans to treat comrades in need
January 28, 2013

In numerous special populations, it is assumed that an individual seeking mental health services might tend to prefer working with a professional with similar lived experiences. The acting director of the Train Vets to Treat Vets® program in the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology says recent experiences at a treatment site serving veterans demonstrated to him that this principle certainly applies to those who have served in the military.

> Click here to read the full article (PDF)

Boston Globe Magazine
Teaching veterans to be mental health workers
by Chelsea Conaboy | January 20, 2013

A program at Newton's Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology looks to train military men and women to become therapists who can help other vets.

> Click here to read the full article
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Marketplace NPR
A job market for vets helping vets
by Dan Gorenstein | December 10, 2012

If you're looking for a growth industry, take a look at mental health services for vets and military members. With thousands of veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and depression, there's plenty of demand.

> Click here to listen or read more...

CNN
Military bonds draw veterans to mental health jobs
by Maria LaMagna | August 9, 2012

(CNN) — Things probably should have turned out differently for Samantha Schilling. The stories she tells have dark beginnings and could have had, under different circumstances, dark endings — as so many stories for those in the military do....

...Born a year ago with funding from the Department of Veteran Services in Massachusetts, a program through the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology called Train Vets to Treat Vets® has recently picked up steam. It has several goals: mentoring new veterans, providing services to at-risk and homeless veterans, and educating the public about ways they can help.

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Updated 7/10/14

Robert Dingman, EdD
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