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Fort Hood Ground Zero for Innovative Mental Health Training (Guess Hasan wasn't a contributing MD)
ABC News ^ | November 06, 2009 5:35 PM | Whitney Lloyd

Posted on 11/10/2009 9:28:07 PM PST by Kukai

ABC's Whitney Lloyd reports from New York:

Fort Hood – where 13 soldiers were killed and 34 more shot by a fellow soldier yesterday – is at the forefront of an Army experiment to combat the emotional assault of war on soldiers.

Major Nidal Malki Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had treated soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, unleashed his own frustration and fear of an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in a hail of bullets at Fort Hood – one of only two Army bases participating in a newly launched program to train soldiers in “emotional resiliency.”

Opened just last month, the Fort Hood Resiliency Campus is the Army’s first such facility. It stretches across a city block on the 340-square mile base, complete with such resort-like amenities as a rock climbing wall, yoga studio, juice bar and classrooms where soldiers are taught to be mentally tough.

Using psychological techniques developed at the University of Pennsylvania, soldiers are trained in weekly 90-minute classes to defuse habitual, frustrating ways of thinking that can add to soldiers’ stress.

One training exercise the program uses is that of an unanswered phone call home when deployed. Rather than assume that an unanswered call means their wife is cheating on them, soldiers are taught to recalibrate their thoughts and realize that their wife is most likely busy with their children.

These techniques of mentally disputing irrational thoughts were originally developed for middle and high school students and have been successful in reducing stress and raising students’ grades.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: major; muzzie; nidalmalkihasan

1 posted on 11/10/2009 9:28:07 PM PST by Kukai
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To: Kukai

I have to wonder if he was even board certified? Becoming an MD is the easy part, it is everything that comes after wards which is tough.


2 posted on 11/10/2009 9:39:56 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Kukai
I take it the Maj flunked out on this one.
3 posted on 11/10/2009 9:53:55 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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http://domania.us/Oaccess/HOOD/O-Koran-950x735.gi


4 posted on 11/10/2009 11:16:44 PM PST by devolve ( . "I would caution you against jumping to conclusions!" - Barack Hasan Osama Junior - mmm mmm mmm)
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To: LukeL
Here's his Virginia license info. He's not board certified in Psychiatry:

Board Certification
Recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists and Boards of Certification, the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry, or Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
(Last Updated 10/13/2009)

He appears to have been too busy studying Islam to learn much about psychiatry. What a cruel joke.

5 posted on 11/10/2009 11:17:18 PM PST by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: browardchad; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 444Flyer; MestaMachine
Am trying to let this soak in.... and sort it out. (hat tip to ernestfor pic)


6 posted on 11/11/2009 12:11:55 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: browardchad; Ernest_at_the_Beach

What does the MPH stand for on the card?


7 posted on 11/11/2009 12:13:06 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Doesn't the Jihadist have to try to convert the enemy and give warning before the attack according to Islamic or Koranic law? Do they also have to receive a ‘blessing’ from an Imam or spiritual adviser? Could be interesting if Haman did and to find out who he might have consulted with...

This was a cold-blooded premeditated religious mass murder ritual he conducted. No ‘snapping’ involved.

8 posted on 11/11/2009 12:20:12 AM PST by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: 444Flyer
I've never heard that before....but that don't mean anything....I know that the govt claims they get tips, even videos. I don't recall hearing that be a requirement. If they were trying to recruit, they sure didnt try @ the WTC.

Found this
A RESEARCH PROJECT? For what, tips on counseling and slide shows?
FBI: Hasan contacts with AQ part of a research project

"The FBI determined that the e-mails did not warrant an investigation, according to the law enforcement official. Investigators said Hasan’s e-mails were consistent with the topic of his academic research and involved some social chatter and religious discourse."

9 posted on 11/11/2009 12:24:34 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: 444Flyer

But it MIGHT explain why he targeted those who were suppose to go to afghanistan with him??


10 posted on 11/11/2009 12:26:21 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
I think I remember reading something somewhere about the subject going back to 9/11 and the attack in 93’. I'll try to research it or source it tomorrow to see if anything turns up.
11 posted on 11/11/2009 12:30:17 AM PST by 444Flyer ("Permission to engage the enemy Sir! " " Permission denied." (Under CIC Obamao.))
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To: LukeL

medical corp, the promotion to Major was probably tied to completion of training and certification.

I hate the idea of allowing this man to treat psych patients. There are other types of wounds besides gunshots. A bad psychiatrist is worse than a bad surgeon, lots of scars, harder to diagnose and cure.


12 posted on 11/11/2009 12:33:05 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Masiers of Public Health


13 posted on 11/11/2009 12:35:30 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
MPH = Master's Degree, Public Health

Earned per this entry on the "Education" tab:

Disaster and Preventive Psychiatry
USUHS/WRAMC
Bethesda, MD USA
Year Fellowship Completed: 2009

That was where he gave an impassioned talk on Islam during a class on environmental health. A classmate objected to the instructor, asking "What does this have to do with environmental health?" and the instructor responded something to the effect, "I'll let him continue."

PC run amuck.

14 posted on 11/11/2009 2:18:16 AM PST by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: Kukai
Major Nidal Malki Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had treated soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, unleashed his own frustration and fear of an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in a hail of bullets at Fort Hood –

Good grief. This is the official line now, I guess. It makes me sick.

15 posted on 11/11/2009 2:59:41 AM PST by livius
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To: hocndoc

That should be Masters of Public Health.


16 posted on 11/11/2009 4:18:26 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Here is a link about some of the info on that card that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up:

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/11/major-muslims-calling-card-soa-soldier-of-allah.html


17 posted on 11/11/2009 5:33:30 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Kukai

[Self-censored comment.]

This, ‘even though the horse is out of the barn, we should still fill his oat bucket’ type of thinking is ridiculous!


18 posted on 11/11/2009 5:34:20 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (We have a Pisher in Chief!)
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To: Kukai; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
I'm tired of all this talk of “How did we miss him?”, “How can we get jihadis out of our military?”, and “How do we stop this from happening again?”

I say, let's look for ways to make even finer and more soothing ceremonies for when this happens again.

19 posted on 11/11/2009 5:35:14 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Prior to 911 a flight school for the big airliners reported
to FBI that several Muslims were attending the flight school and only wanted to know how to fly the big jets and did not want the instructions class's of how to take off or land.

The FBI didn't think that needed investigation either. Had they acted then maybe 911 would have been prevented.

20 posted on 11/11/2009 7:11:13 AM PST by Macgedos
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Bump


21 posted on 11/11/2009 10:24:25 AM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: potlatch

And to potlatch for making the pic bump!


22 posted on 11/11/2009 10:28:11 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

Thanks Kim, sorry, I just work so hard on them.


23 posted on 11/11/2009 10:34:22 AM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: browardchad; hocndoc

Thnx, had no idea what the MPH stood for..and I should have clicked on the educ tab. The more we learn about this case, including the lack of compassion by the administration, the lack of determination to be proactive, I fear it really will get worse before it gets better.


24 posted on 11/11/2009 10:50:29 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: potlatch

No I’m sorry! To explain: I just remembered ernest asking you for it on the other thread...I wouldn’t have known about it if not for him...I absolutely know how hard you work on them, and have always appreciated them. I love your work. :-)


25 posted on 11/11/2009 10:53:26 AM PST by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

[I love your work]
I appreciate that more than you know.
It’s what I do, my gifs are ‘my little children’ now, lol!


26 posted on 11/11/2009 10:57:24 AM PST by potlatch (ACTIONS - Speak Louder Than Words)
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To: potlatch

It seems that Major Traitor Husan’s idea of “treatment” was to kill them. What a traitorous jihidi!


27 posted on 11/11/2009 6:26:32 PM PST by hal ogen
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