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. We officially said good-bye to summer this week, but this fall is looking like it’s going to be plenty busy as well.
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:
● PTSD Monthly Update -- Strategies for Protecting Your Relationships When Challenges Get in the Way
● Randomized Controlled Trial of Prolonged Exposure Using Imaginal Exposure vs. Virtual Reality Exposure in Active Duty Soldiers With Deployment-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 drew near, I found myself thinking a lot about how the world has changed in those years and how those changes have impacted my personal life and my work. Last month, I drove through New York City to visit my hometown. Seeing the skyline always elicits in me a strange combination of grief for lives lost and pride in New Yorkers’ resilience. But on this drive I found myself thinking “What’s next?” and “Maybe it’s not safe to be in NYC.” Perhaps this was because the anniversary of 9/11 was right around the corner, but I also think it had a lot to do with the seeming increase in local and global violence.
The amount paid, in FY 2015, to roughly 2.3 million military retirees and survivors, according to a recent Congressional Research Service report (available from the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy) -- Military Retirement: Background and Recent Developments.