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. Next week will be a shortened week, with the President’s Day holiday on Monday, but there’s still plenty to talk about.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Promoting Military Cultural Competence among Civilian Care Providers: Learning through Program Development.
● The effectiveness of behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies for insomnia on depressive and fatigue symptoms: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
As a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist with the Center for Deployment Psychology, one of my specific areas of interest is that of suicide. I am fortunate enough to be able to teach pre-doctoral interns and civilian mental health providers about suicide prevalence, theory, associated risk and protective factors, as well as treatment. In addition, I work in a military treatment facility, so I see patients and supervise interns with their caseloads.
The number of DOD and Coast Guard active-duty servicemembers and Reserve Component servicemembers "who were diagnosed with gambling disorder or seen for problem gambling in fiscal years 2011 through 2015," according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) -- Military Personnel: DOD and the Coast Guard Need to Screen for Gambling Disorder Addiction and Update Guidance.