Navy Medicine

Looking at my Reflection: Mental Fitness of a Psychologist

By Lt. Cmdr. Nausheen Momen, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, USS George Washington Being the Psychologist on a Carrier is inspiring and intimidating. Though I was excited to have my first operational assignment, I was however apprehensive about the significance of my responsibilities. Soon after being on board the USS George Washington, I was relieved to realize that though I am the only Psychologist, …

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A Fully Credentialed Mental Health Counselor

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Morgan Notel  Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Morgan Notel assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) passed her national certification exam and is now a fully credentialed Mental Health counselor. Along with sitting for her national exam, she had to successfully obtain a Master’s Degree and complete 3,000 clinical counseling hours.  SARP staff members, like …

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Psychological Prophylaxis : Mental Health Prevention

By Regena Kowitz, NCCOSC Sr. Strategic Communications Specialist In health care, we focus a lot on prevention. We’ve developed screenings to provide early detection for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. We’ve put our efforts into teaching patients about the benefits of a healthier lifestyle including tobacco cessation, proper nutrition and the benefits of exercise. We even have Immunization Awareness Month …

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