The Warrior Care Network (WCN) was established by a grant from the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to treat the invisible wounds of war in post-9/11 veterans. The WCN includes the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program in Atlanta, the Home Base Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the Road Home Program at Rush in Chicago, and Operation Mend at the University of California in Los Angeles.
In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, who leads the Emory Veterans Program, discussed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment both in general and within the Warrior Care Network. The various Intensive Outpatient Programs across the WCN were briefly described. The PTSD treatments covered in this webinar included prolonged imaginal exposure (PE), virtual reality exposure (VRE), including VRE for military sexual trauma (MST), and pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Rothbaum concluded with a discussion around the need for biomarkers in PTSD to further our understanding of PTSD and its treatment.
About Barbara Rothbaum, PhD
Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of Emory’s Veterans Program. She is also director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rothbaum is a clinical psychologist who specializes in research on the treatment of individuals with anxiety disorders, focusing on PTSD. She is a pioneer in the application of virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of psychological disorders.
Dr. Rothbaum has served as a Blue Ribbon Panel Member for Pentagon officials since 2009 and serves on the committee for the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Study on Assessment of Ongoing Efforts in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).