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 at the mid-point of April and spring doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.
We hit the road this week for the Star Behavioral Health Providers program and visited Akron, OH on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Bismark, ND on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for multiple SBHP events. Next week, we’ll be headed to Portland, OR on Tuesday and Wednesday for more SBHP training. If you’d like to learn more about the SBHP program or find out if it’s available in your state, click here.
In the online training realm, we’ve got plenty happening as well. On Tuesday, we’ll be holding our next CDP Presents, “Building Military Family Resilience”. As with most of the CDP Presents webinars, those who attend and complete a brief post-training survey/evaluation will receive one free CE credit. Space is limited, so sign up today! Next Friday and Saturday, we’ll be holding our Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training in Second Life. This is the first time we’ve held an event overlap onto a weekend. We heard from numerous providers stating that taking two weekdays off was a challenge. So we decided to try something different to help them out. Registration filled pretty quickly for this event, so we’ll see about scheduling more events in a similar fashion going forward. Speaking of future events, registration is currently live for our online Cognitive Processing Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 17-18 May. If you’d like to be notified via email when registration for this and future online training events begins, please complete the form here.
In the CDP Blog, our latest guest author was Dr. Steven Sayers. He has a very enlightening and useful entry, “A Guide for Family Members and Friends in Helping Veterans Seek Mental Health Care.” This is often a difficult conversation for friends and loved ones to have with Service members and Veterans, so Dr. Sayers’ advice and suggestions are very important. This week also marked the unveiling of the CDP’s new evidence-based psychotherapy video section. This week’s Staff Perspective takes a quick look at great new section, which features videos on a wide variety of topics, generally grouped around Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, and addressing suicidal ideation and behavioral. There are a ton of videos available, so definitely take a few minutes to explore the offereings 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.