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. It’s a 2018 and we’re back from the holidays ready to get started with a new year of training.
There’s one week left to register for next online EBP event, which will be Suicide Prevention via Second Life on 18-19 January. We also added an additional online Prolonged Exposure training in Second Life on 30-31 January. Sign-ups just opened for the 15-16 February Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in Second Life. Registration for each of these 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 by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here.
In addition to our two-day EBP training events, our monthly "CDP Presents" webinar series will kick off 2018 starting with “Mindfulness in Evidence-Based Practice.” This webinar will discuss the concept of mindfulness, briefly review the literature on its use, and describe the ways to incorporate mindfulness as part of evidence-based practice. This event will be held on 25 January and led by Dr. Ariel Lang, in collaboration with the Cohen Veterans Network. 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. You can also watch recordings of any of our previous CDP Presents events on our website here.
We took a look back at some of the most popular Staff Perspective entries from 2017. Check out the top 10 list we compiled. If you missed out on any of them, it’s a great chance to get caught up before we get going in 2018. We took a couple of weeks off, but the CDP Research Update is back and better than ever. To make up for lost time, it's packed with even more of the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.
Finally, we’ve extended the submission deadline for the 2018 iteration of the "Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces" program. Applications will now be accepted through 29 January. 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 week. We hope everyone’s 2018 is off to a good start. Enjoy the weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday with the first “By the Numbers” of the year.