SOWW partners once a quarter with Dr. Carrie Elk of the Elk Intitute to provide specialized treatment to Wounded Special Operators with specific needs in the areas related to PTSD. These week long retreats are provided at no cost to the operator and includes room and board. Each retreat is located in varying areas and geographies. Each retreat also has recreational time built around the therapy time so that it is a mix of relaxation and therapy. Participation in this treatment has proven to be extremely beneficial to those in need.
The Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance was established to provide individual and group education, consultation, treatment, and clinical research service to the military and veteran community locally, nationally and internationally. The Elk Institute is based in Tampa, Florida but provides remote on-site services around the globe.
The Institute specializes in psychological trauma (PTS, PTSD) in the military population. We seek to identify the issues and variables that compromise psychological health and performance and effective methods of eliminating barriers or correcting such issues. The goal is to reach, restore or surpass our patients’ optimal psychological health and wellness, contributing to the overall effectiveness of their day-to-day performance.
Dr. Elk served as a Subject Matter Expert to USSOCOM, where she has been an adjunct faculty member at the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, provides consultation, education & treatment to USSOCOMs Care Coalition as needed, and has worked in various entities within USSOCOM in this capacity. Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance is a professional member of (SOMA) Special Operations Medical Association.