University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
STRONG STAR Training Initiative
The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in military service members and recently discharged veterans. With a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, STRONG STAR will train mental health professionals in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), evidence-based treatments (EBT) for PTSD, and will provide consultation for supervision. This BWF grant builds on the current STRONG STAR Training Initiative infrastructure by working on innovative strategies to incentivize the delivery of EBT for PTSD to veteran patients and connect veterans with care providers offering EBT.