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 is going to be a short week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but this week was a busy one.
On Wednesday, we held this month’s CDP Presents webinar, “Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use.” This 90-minute presentation reviews the intersection of chronic pain and opioid use and misuse in the military. It details evidence based treatments for both conditions, including the limited efficacy and risks inherent in treating chronic pain with opioids and the importance of medication-assisted treatments (MATs) for managing opioid use disorder. If you missed it, don’t worry, it’s available for on-demand viewing here. Next month’s CDPP will be on 5 December and entitled “Assessment and Management of Anger in Service Members and Veterans.” As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we also held our latest online EBP training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Registration is ongoing for the December EBP, which will be Prolonged Exposure Training via Second Life on 13-14 December. 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.
This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "Resources for Wounded Warriors.” In it, Dr. Kelly Chrestman provides several great resources for helping Service members and Veterans. We can’t foresee every question or issue, so it’s handy to have some go-to sites to refer to. 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 it for this time around. Have a great weekend everyone! See you back here on Monday for a new “By the Numbers” column.