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Glossary of Acronyms

  • ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • APA: American Psychological Association
  • ASD: Acute Stress Disorder
  • CBCT: Couples Behavioral Conjoint Therapy
  • CBOC: Community–Based Outpatient Clinic
  • CDC: Center for Disease Control
  • CPRS: Computerized Patient Record System
  • CPT: Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • DMH: disaster mental health
  • DoD: Department of Defense
  • DSM: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • EAP: Employee Assistance Program
  • EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • ER: emergency room
  • IED’s: improvised explosive devices
  • MHC: Mental Health Clinic
  • MST: military sexual trauma
  • MVA: motor vehicle accident
  • NCPTSD: National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • NIH: National Institute of Health
  • NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health
  • NVVRS: National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study
  • OEF⁄OIF: Operation Enduring Freedom⁄Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • PCL: PTSD Checklist (refers to a PTSD assessment based on the DSM–IV)
  • PC–PTSD: Primary Care–PTSD (refers to a PTSD Screen used in primary care)
  • PE: Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • PFA: psychological first aid
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
  • PTSD: posttraumatic stress disorder
  • ROI: Release of Information
  • RPG: rocket propelled grenade
  • SUD: Substance Use Disorder
  • TBI: traumatic brain injury
  • VA: Department of Veterans Affairs
  • VACO: Veterans Affairs Central Office
  • VAHCS: Veterans Affairs Health Care System
  • VAMC: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • VBA: Veterans Benefits Administration
  • VETS: Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service program
  • VHA: Veterans Health Administration
  • VISN: Veterans Integrated Service Network
  • VR&E: VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program
  • WHOQOL: World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire