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. Summer is over and fall officially starts today.
On Wednesday, we held the third of our weekly webinars in September intended to spotlight suicide awareness. Greg Brown, Ph.D., presented "The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk". We'll be posting a recording of Dr. Brown's webinar today along with supplemental questions that he didn't have time to address during the original event. As a reminder, we've also got videos of the first two presentation as well, "Suicide Risk Assessment" and "Veteran Suicide Data and VA Prevention Programs".
Unfortunately, due to an unresolvable scheduling issue, we have been forced to reschedule the “Means Restriction and Talking to Suicidal Veterans About Firearms” webinar. It will now be held on 3 October at the original time, noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Everyone who is currently registered will be added to the new date. As a reminder, CDP will be teaming up with Cohen Veterans Network to offer free CEs to attendees. All participants who attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE credit.
On Wednesday and Thursday, we held an online Cognitive Processing Training (CPT) via Zoom. Our next online EBP will be 12-13 October, we'll be back in Second Life for a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training. 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.
On Thursday, we will begin the application process for next year's "Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces" program. The application process will run through 22 January 2018. This program was created in 2015 to 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. For more information about the program and the requirements, visit the Summer Institute page.
This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "Current Data Regarding the Transition from Military to Civilian Life" by Marjorie Weinstock. Dr. Weinstock takes a look at current research regarding the transition from military to civilian life. Data from the 2016 Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey indicates that key challenges for these Veterans include reintegrating into civilian society, finding employment, and behavioral health challenges. 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.
That’s it for this week. We'll see everyone on Monday for a new entry in our By the Numbers column!