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. August and the dog days of summer are just around the corner, but this week was another busy one.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we held a Prolonged Exposure Therapy training in Second Life. It was quite well attended, which we’re always happy to see! We’ve got a few more weeks until our next online EBP training. We’ll be holding a suicide prevention training on 22-23 August. It should be another great training, so if you’re interested in attending, make sure you sign up soon. Then in September we’ll also be holding an online training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. We’re still working on finalizing the date for that one though, so keep an eye on our upcoming training calendar (http://deploymentpsych.org/training) for all of the latest details. If you would like to be notified when registration begins for any upcoming online event, you can sign up by completing the form here.
Thursday was our latest CDP Presents webinar “Moral Injury Recognition and Care.” This presentation, by Dr. Bill Nash, was one of the highest-attended webinars we’ve ever had. Dr. Nash did a great job and there were a ton of great questions from the audience. We didn’t even have time to cover all of them! This webinar was held in partnership with the Cohen Veterans Network and we’re looking forward to future successful collaborations with CVN. If you missed the live version of this presentation, don’t worry! We’ll be posting a recording of the event on the CDP Presents section of our website. The CDP Presents series will be taking a summer break in August, but we’ll be back in full force come September. Instead of our usual one webinar, we’ll be offering four presentations, one per week. September‘s events will all focus on suicide prevention, as September is Suicide Awareness Month.
We’re also very excited to announce that CDP faculty will be participating in events at the DoD/VA Suicide Prevention Conference in Denver, CO. from 1-3 August. We will present on “The Risk Management Trifecta - Emotional Regulation, Suicidal/Non-Suicidal Self-Directed Injury (NSSI) and PTSD: Translating research into treatment planning within the Military Health System and VHA. / Development and Evolution of an E-learning Alternative Training in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality” and “Expanding Modalities for Disseminating Evidence Based Practice in Communities Supporting Service Members, Veterans and their Families.” The CDP will also be at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, D.C. next week. Drs. Paula Domenici and Matt Sacks will be participating in the “Civilian Careers in the Field of Military Psychology” presentation.
Okay, that’s all we’ve got for this time around. Have a great weekend everyone and join us on Monday for a new entry in the “By the Numbers” column!