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 well into the new year now and we’re starting to pick up steam in 2017.
First up, registration for our first Regional Civilian One-Week Training is opening soon! We’ll be headed to the Las Vegas-metro area, from 13-17 March. This course is a great opportunity for those interested in working with a military population or for those who already do and just want to increase their skills and knowledge. Civilian providers who attend will have the chance to learn more about many behavioral health concerns facing the military population, including military culture, the deployment cycle, sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury, substance use, suicide intervention and much more. If you’d like to be notified via email when registration for this, and future sessions, begins, please complete the form here. If you can’t make it to Nevada, we’re hard at work finalizing dates and locations for 2017, so stay tuned!
On Tuesday we held our monthly webinar, CDP Presents. In partnership with Army One Source, we presented “Using Veteran Peers to Improve Access to Mental Health Services and Support Recovery.” If you missed it, don’t worry! We’ll be posting a recording of the event to the CDP Presents section of our website soon. You can also find all of our previous events there for on-demand viewing. In 21 February, from noon to 1:30 p.m. eastern, we’ll be holding our next CDP Presents focusing on sleep problems. Registration for this event will open next week. As with most of our CPP Presents events, those who attend and complete a short post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible for one free CE credit. Speaking of online training, registration is also currently available for our Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training, which will be held 22-23 February via Second Life.
This week in the CDP blog, we were excited to present an entry in our Guest Perspective series by Dr. Douglas Snyder, “Serving Military and Veteran Couples in Crisis.” Dr. Snyder has a long history of working with military couples and has recently partnered with CDP to create a series of training events on this topic. After reading his blog, if you’d like to learn more, head over to the Couples Webinar series section of our website. Our Staff Perspective column this week was by Dr. Jeff Cook and entitled “’Complacency Kills’ The Link Between Combat Experiences and Safety Behaviors in War-Related PTSD.” It’s a very interesting look at the root causes of safety behaviors, as well as their possible side-effects. 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.
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend, wherever you are and we’ll see you on Monday for a new “By the Numbers” column!