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. This week was a bit slower than usual, due to the the Thanksgiving holiday.
Next month’s CDP Presents webinar will be on 5 December and entitled “Assessment and Management of Anger in Service Members and Veterans.” This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges related to anger, including prevalence rates, contributing factors, and clinical implications. Participants will be equipped with the suggested strategies for assessment and treatment of problematic 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.
Registration is also 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. This event is filling up fast and seats are limited. If you're interested in attending, sign up today! 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 "Visions of Warriors - The Veteran Photo Recovery Project.” Laura Copland discusses the documentary "Visions of Warriors" which showcases Veterans using photography to help with their PTSD symptoms. These photographs act as a form of reflection and allow Vets to reframe and process their painful memories.
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.