• DCoE October Webinar: Generational PTSD and Post-traumatic Growth
    U.S. Army photo

    Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its next webinar, “Generational Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post-traumatic Growth,” Oct. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT).

    With each conflict of the 20th century, health care providers have learned more about the effects of war trauma exposure. A historical overview of PTSD has contributed to our present-day understanding and knowledge of the diagnosis...

  • Success before Stress: Are You In Control of Your Choices?
    Dr. Vladimir Nacev

    Dr. Vladimir Nacev is a retired Navy and board certified clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent psychology. He has served overseas and spent most of his time in clinics and hospitals providing clinical services to service members and their families. He is a subject matter expert on alcohol and substance abuse prevention at DCoE.

    As a child growing up in three different cultures, I learned the value of being cosmopolitan—learning the difference between having an opinion and holding a judgment, between having a choice and making a decision. Years later when I became director of an inpatient alcohol rehabilitation clinic, I conveyed the message that while drinking alcohol is a choice, the amount of alcohol we consume may not always be under our control. For some, drinking alcohol is a high risk factor with serious consequences that may need to be avoided.