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. We’re heading into the long weekend, but we’ve got a few items to talk about first.
On Tuesday, we held the last of our weekly webinars focused on suicide prevention. Craig Bryan, Psy.D., presented "Means Restriction and Talking to Suicidal Veterans About Firearms.” If you missed it, don’t worry! We posted a recording of it, as well as videos of the first three presentation as well, "Suicide Risk Assessment", “Veteran Suicide Data and VA Prevention Programs" and “The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk”. Next month’s CDP Presents webinar, “Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use” will be held on 15 November and registration will open in the next week.
While on the topic of online registrations, today is the final day to register for the next week’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) in Second Life. This event will be held on next Thursday and Friday. Sign-ups are also currently available for the 14-15 November Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) presented in Second Life. 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 "Veterans and Surfing" by Laura Cho-Stutler. In it, Dr. Cho-Stutler discusses the benefits of exercise for Veterans, specifically surfing. I think most of us feel better when we’re at the beach, but this entry looks at the reports that back up this feeling with qualitative research. 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.
Finally, the application process is up and running for next year's "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.
Okay, that’s it for this time around. We’ll be back next week for more blogging goodness. Have a great weekend everyone!