Trauma and Resilience Center on PTSD: Breaking New Ground with Veterans

The UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) offers a team-based, integrated approach to the behavioral health needs of veterans and their families.

At the Trauma and Resilience Center, the multi-disciplinary concept expands choices provided to veterans as well as their spouses and children who have also been affected. By bringing together a strong training component, education, diagnosis, and awareness, the center provides evidence-based services to a vulnerable population.

In addition to direct services for veterans and their families, the center trains psychology interns, psychiatry residents, medical students, junior faculty, and will expand to other professionals including nurses. The center also conducts cutting-edge research on PTSD and veteran populations. A critical piece of the puzzle includes clinical research around the causes as well as the biological vulnerability of PTSD.

Population of focus: Veterans, individuals with PTSD

Links to resource:

  • Learn more about the UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center
  • Listen to this interview by the Hogg Foundation with Dr. Jair Soares, Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders at the McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth
  • Learn more about the UTHealth’s Department of Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences patient care, research, education, and more.

Date: 2018