Department of Defense (Do D) has identified problem-solving training (PST) as a promising prevention/early intervention for mental health disorders.
PST is a four-session group intervention that emphasizes building problem-solving and coping skills to mitigate emotional dysregulation and the adverse effects of stressful events.
I am working on a book on the Extreme Presentation method of presentation design. But there is a piece that I am still wrestling with.
They do war games with actual units and soldiers, they use game techniques to conduct briefings.
In short the military “knows games.” That is why I always chuckle to myself when some executive or manager voices a concerns that 1) games aren’t serious enough for “real learning” 2) and that games don’t work for learning.
I think the military proves both of those arguments are spurious.
A new wrinkle for the military is to use games to solve military problems or to gain insights into how to solve hostile situations.
Eight providers evaluated a Master Trainer Workshop.
After completing workshop training, providers conducted PST intervention groups with service members ( = 435), who were experiencing distress, with or without a mental health diagnosis, and whose needs were appropriate for a prevention/resiliency-based skills group.