This is the 6th episode of the Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp, a series of podcasts that is looking at all aspects of Veteran Mental Health. Check out the first episode and all episodes as they’re released by going here


Dr. Kidd is currently a staff psychologist and manager of the Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program with the VA of Eastern Colorado.


1987 – 1992 University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Ph.D.,

Clinical Psychology Dissertation: Attachment styles and terror management: Individual differences in response to mortality salience

1985 – 1987 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado
M.A., Clinical Psychology
Thesis: Loneliness and the aged: An examination of Wiess’s typology

1973 – 1977 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
B.A., Social Science


1/2015 Visiting professor, January term, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan – Course: Addiction, Trauma, & Recovery

1/01 – 12/02 Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


Licensed Psychologist – State of Colorado


  • Dr. Kidd’s history and work with the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The shift in substance abuse treatment from pre-9/11 veterans to post-9/11 veterans
  • Primary substance abuse with veterans
  • The military’s influence on developing substance abuse
  • Drinking culture as communal, celebratory, and coping
  • Substance use/abuse during isolation


Colorado Springs Community Based Outreach Clinic

Contact information for the Colorado Springs Substance Abuse Treatment Program

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.