The mission of the Adult Outpatient Service is to provide quality clinical psychological services to all eligible Adult beneficiaries in the Pacific Regional Medical Command area and consultation to commanders as well as all military medical treatment facilities within the Pacific Rim.
Adult Outpatient Services Functions
The Tripler Army Medical Center Adult Outpatient Service, Department of Psychology provides consultation, evaluation, psychological treatment and psychological assessment and testing for a full spectrum of psychological, psychiatric and behavioral disorders. The Adult Service provides specialized evidence-based treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Affective and mood disorders such as Anxiety and Depression, Obsession-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Psychotic disorders as well as treating those with chronic mental illness (CMI) and personality disorders. Psychological evaluations, assessment and testing is provided for diagnostic clarification for the inpatient ward (4B2) and for Commanders who have psychological health concerns for their soldiers by administering Command Directed Evaluations both emergent and non-emergent, testing for those servicemembers interested in different schools, e.g., Drill Sergeant , sanity boards and psychological testing for MEB, PEB including writing addendums for the NARSUM.
Individual, couple and group psychotherapy is offered to treat a variety of psychological problems and difficulties. Evidenced-based practices are offered in a variety of psychological modalities, e.g., Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of PTSD, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Affective and Mood disorders, Interpersonal and Social Rhythm therapy for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder and the Gottman method for couples’ therapy, etc. Groups offered are in Anger Management, Mood disorders, Post-deployment, and Stress Management. In addition, the Adult Service is a required 4-month rotation within the Department of Psychology Internship Program, training both civilian and military students for positions in professional psychology.
Adult Chief is Dr. Heather Purcell. Contact the Department of Psychology at: 808-433-1498/6060.