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 was a short week due to the President’s Day holiday, but we’ve still got plenty to talk about.
We kicked the week off with our CDP Presents webinar entitled “Chicken & Eggs: Treatment Order in Cases of Co-Morbid PTSD and Insomnia.” Dr. Diana Dolan and Dr. Carin Lefkowitz discussed strategies to use when treating patients with co-morbid PTSD and Insomnia Disorder. If you missed it, head over to the CDP Presents section of our website to watch a recording of it, along with any of our previous webinars. Next month’s edition will be held on 22 March and will focus on the topic of ethics. Registration will open next week so keep an eye out!
Speaking of upcoming events, registration is ongoing for our next online event, a suicide prevention training via Second Life. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 on 22-23 March. If you’re looking for face-to-face events, the Regional Civilian One-Week Training is a great option. Our next iteration is scheduled for 13-17 March in the Las Vegas-metro area. For registration details, agenda, and more information, head over to the event page here. We’ve got a few more sessions in other locations around the country in the planning stages as well. If you’d like to be notified via email when registration begins for these future events, just complete the form here.
Last November, the CDP was proud to help support the Joining Forces Initiative by hosting a series of webinars on a variety of topics around the topic of wellness for Service members and Veterans. We’re excited to announce that recordings of all of these presentations are now available for on-demand viewing! Even better, each of these webinars also comes with one free continuing education credit. All you have to do is watch the presentations and complete a short post-training survey/evaluation and you will be able to print off your CE certificate afterwards. For a listing of all of the topics, as well as additional details, just click here.
Technology is becoming more and more involved in all aspects of our lives and behavioral health is no exception. On the CDP Blog this week, Dr. Sharon Birman took a look at a great smartphone app: The Virtual Hope Box. This app takes the concept of a hope box and makes it portable, ensuring it will always be available to those in need. It’s one of many great apps out there to help both providers and their clients. 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.
With that, we’ll say goodbye and wish everyone a great weekend. We’ll see you back here on Monday with a new entry in our “By the Numbers” column.