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. March is well underway and we’ve got some great events coming up.
Today is the final day to register for next week’s online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) to be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Registration is also available for the 12-13 April online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia via Second Life. Registration for each 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.
Also coming up this month, on 21 March, is our next CDP Presents webinar, “MTBI in Adults – Pathophysiology, Clinical Recover, and Intervention with ‘Complex’ Cases.” This seminar will first review definitions of MTBI, explain the pathophysiology of changes that happen in the brain, and discuss the most typical pattern of good recovery. Common-sense, clinically effective strategies to help individuals recover well from MTBI will be reviewed. In this seminar the term ‘Complex’ MTBI is used to describe cases in which an individual is at risk for prolonged symptoms. Factors that contribute to Complex cases will be reviewed along with strategies clinicians can use to improve outcomes. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, all participants who successfully complete a post-training survey and evaluation will receive one free CE.
We’ve also got face-to-face events coming up. Next Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be headed to Indianapolis to train as part of the Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) program. SBHP is a tier-based continuing education program offering CEUs to clinical professionals through up-to-date workshops focused on the unique needs of the military community at no cost. SBHP is offered in select states to enhance behavioral health providers’ scope of knowledge and skills for treating military Service members, Veterans and their families with reintegration- and deployment-related concerns. For more information about the SBHP program or to find out if it is available in your state visit our SBHP section here.
Continuing March’s focus on TBI, this week in the CDP Blog Josh Gray looks at post-concussion syndrome in “A Brief Update on Post-Concussion Syndrome in Deployed Service Members.” Over 350,000 active duty Service members have been diagnosed with TBI between 2001 and 2016. Also, as always, don’t forget to check out this week's Research Update, with the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.
That’s it for this time around. Enjoy your weekend! We look forward to seeing everyone back here on Monday for a new entry in our “By the Numbers” series! In the meantime, make sure you're following CDP on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.