Posted by Corina Notyce, DCoE Public Affairs on August 15, 2013
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kowshon Ye
A new website gives members of the military community access to an educational and life coaching program online. Developed by National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of the Defense Department and VA initiative to provide collaborative and integrated mental health services to veterans and service members, “Moving Forward” helps individuals better understand their own problem-solving abilities and teaches new skills to overcome obstacles in life, both big and small.
Below, Dr. Pam Murphy, a licensed psychologist and project lead at T2 for “Moving Forward,” describes the training through a series of questions we thought a service member or veteran might ask if given the chance to speak with her.
Q: What is “Moving Forward” and where can I find it?
A: “Moving Forward,” at startmovingforward.dcoe.mil, is a self-help online training course that teaches problem-solving skills to help individuals overcome life’s challenges. It’s based on a highly effective cognitive behavioral treatment program used successfully with veterans across the country for the past several years. Although many veteran centers continue to offer the program in-person, we hope this online version expands the reach of this resource to individuals who may not have easy access to VA centers and our active-duty service members.