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. Halloween is just around the corner, but it’s all treats and no tricks around here!
On Tuesday, we presented a pilot of our new “Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients.” This two-hour webinar was very well-attended and received. Due to the response, we’ll be looking to schedule another iteration of this training in the future. So keep an eye on out if you missed it.
There’s about a week and a half left to sign up for our next EBP training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) presented 14-15 November in Second Life, is up and running. We also just began registration for the December EBP, which will be Prolonged Exposure Training via Second Life on 13-14 December. Registration for each of these events 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.
Also coming up in November is our next CDP Presents webinar, “Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use.” It will review the intersection of chronic pain and opioid use and misuse in the military. It will also cover detail evidence-based treatment for both conditions. This timely event will be held on 15 November and registration is currently available. 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. Looking even further ahead, our December CDPP will be on 5 December and entitled “Assessment and Management of Anger in Service Members and Veterans.” Registration for that webinar will open next week.
This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "The Protective Value of REM Sleep.” While we all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep, a recent study suggests that there may be even more value to it. The results say that REM sleep may reduce fear encoding in the brain, which may act as a protective factor against developing PTSD. 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. If you want to stay current with all the latest CDP news, follow the CDP on the social media channel of your choice, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. See you back here on Monday for a new “By the Numbers” column.