Deployment Psychology Blog

Research Update: 27 Apr. 2017

The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Using a Mobile Application Synchronizable With Wearable Devices for Insomnia Treatment: A Pilot Study.
● An Integrated Model of Health and Happiness Among Post-9/11 Milit

Staff Perspective: An App for Providers, Helping Us in Sustaining Self-Care and Resiliency

It seems like everyone is carrying a smartphone these days. Some of the attributes that make these devices an asset to therapy include they’re portable, acceptable, always on (this benefit is probably up for discussion), low cost, programmable, audio and video output, user-friendliness, and ease of use (Boschen, 2008). More and more we are able to recommend and guide our patients through various evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) with the help of evidence-based mobile health applications or so-called “apps”. For providers, we now have the same accessibility of a tool that can help us implement self-care practices in our day. 

By the Numbers - Apr. 24, 2017

$411 billion

The economic cost of sleep deprivation in the United States, according to a recent research brief from the RAND Corporation -- Why sleep matters: The economic costs of insufficient sleep. This study "quantifies the economic and social costs of insufficient sleep" in the U.S and four other OECD countries -- the UK, Canada, Germany and Japan.

CDP News: Apr. 21, 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. It’s feeling like spring here at the CDP headquarters in Maryland and we hope the same can be said for your neighborhood.