CSI’s commitment to the most vulnerable population in the community includes working with veterans suffering with the symptoms of PTSD.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the percentage of members of the armed forces suffering the symptoms of trauma can range from 11% to 55% depending upon gender and the type of incident that caused the trauma. These numbers are only a reflection of men and women who use veteran’s services.
Treating Veterans with PTSD
In November of 2016, Community Services opened a therapy space dedicated to Neurofeedback Treatment at its clinic in Springfield, MA. Neurofeedback treatment was first introduced to CSI in 2012 by Dr. Mark Gapen, Director of Doctoral Internship Program at CSI as part of the training program for pre-doctoral students in the final year of their doctoral programs.
In December of 2016 the Public Library of Science (PLOS) published “A Randomized Controlled Study of Neurofeedback for Chronic PTSD” co-authored by Dr. Mark Gapen, Bessel van der Kolk and several other prominent clinicians. The results of the study showed that Neurofeedback is an effective treatment for PTSD.
CSI’s post-doctoral fellows are currently organizing a study to research the effectiveness of neurofeedback on the trauma of veterans and refugees both suffering the symptoms of the trauma of first-hand experience with the violence of war.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
- CSI Neurofeedback flyer (PDF)
CSI also accepts insurance from MassHealth, Medicare, Medicaid, BMC HealthNet, NHP, Tufts/Network Health, Cempatico, BCBS, GIC, Fallon, Health New England, TRICARE, Optum, United Behavioral Health, Harvard Pilgrim, UnitedHealthCare.
In crisis? Call the Veterans Crisis Line.