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 was a short week this time around, due to the holiday, but there’s still plenty to talk about.
Yesterday and today we held our latest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training in Second Life. We’ve got a large group participating and it’s going quite well. These online events have come a long way and serve as a great way to reach out to providers all over the world. Registration for our next EBP training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) presented 14-15 November in Second Life, is up and running. Registration for this event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits. All our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified when registration begins for any upcoming online event, you can sign up by completing the form here.
In addition to the EBP training events, we’ve got several other great opportunities. On 24 October, we’ll be offering a two-hour webinar on “Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients.” Registration is $8 and comes with two CE credits. Space is limited in this event, so if you’re interested, we suggest signing up soon. Also coming up is next month’s CDP Presents webinar, “Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use” will be held on 15 November and registration will open soon.
This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "Are All Upsetting Experiences ‘Traumatic’?” by Andy Santanello. Dr. Santanello takes a look at the how the traditional and clinical definitions of “traumatic” differ and the ways this can impact treatment for Service members and Veterans. It’s an important distinction and well worth reviewing. Also, don't forget to check out this week's Research Update. It's packed with all the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in a career as a military psychologist, check out our "Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces" program. Applications will be accepted through 22 January 2018. This program was created in 2015 to raise doctoral students’ awareness of what it would be like to serve as a psychologist in the Armed Forces and increase their competitiveness for a military internship. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a career in military psychology and has been very successful over the past few years. For more information about the program and the requirements to participate, visit the Summer Institute page.
That’s all for this week. We hope this Friday the 13th isn’t unlucky for folks out there. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday for a new entry in our “By the Numbers” column.