Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Completing a Sleep Log

In this video blog, EBP Trainer Diana Dolan, describes how to score a sleep log. It's a question that is brought up frequently in our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) training events. Here you can follow along as Dr. Dolan scores a de-identified patient's sleep log and see the steps and calculations involved. 

By the Numbers - 14 August 2017

By the Numbers Graphic

83%

The percentage of military treatment facilities (MTFs) that offer complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services, according to a recent report from the RAND Corporation -- Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Military Health System. The most common services offered are relaxation therapy, acupuncture, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and chiropractic.

CDP News: 11 August 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. The end of summer is coming up fast, but there is plenty to talk about in the fall as well.

Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Jeffery Mann, Psy.D.

There is a growing body of evidence that examines and attempts to address the challenges of working with a group of individuals presenting with a combination of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Suicidal/Non-Suicidal Self-directed Injury (NSSDI), and PTSD. These symptoms combine to create a cycle that is difficult to break. At a fundamental level, the individual struggles to manage their emotions effectively and can often be impulsive. Impulsive behavior is a reaction to overwhelming emotional experiences and the overwhelming emotion often elicits suicidal/NSSDI behaviors.

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