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 busy week and next week looks the same.
First and foremost, we’re very excited to present the 2017 iteration of the CDP’s Summer Institute: Preparing for a Military-Focused Career, 19-23 June at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). This will be the third year we’ve held this program and it’s been a great success each year. This unique program is designed to raise awareness of military psychology careers and increase students’ competitiveness for military internships. The course will use didactics, experiential exercises, and panel discussions with CDP faculty and other experts to strengthen participants’ backgrounds in military behavioral health in preparation for an internship and career serving the military population. For a complete list of the content of the course, please click here. Keep an eye out for highlights of this year and more information about future iterations.
On Wednesday and Thursday, we held an online training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in Second Life. We had a large group of participants this time around and we’re already looking forward to next month’s training. Registration is filling up fast for the 25-26 July online Prolonged Exposure Therapy training. This one looks like it’s going to reach capacity, so if you’re interested in attending, sign up today. Registration for this two-day event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits for a variety of disciplines. If you’d like to be notified via email when registration begins for future online training events please complete the form here.
On Thursday, we also held the first of two CDP Presents webinars this month. The topic was “Working With LGBT Service Members”. If you missed it, don’t worry! We’ll be posting a recording of the event soon for on-demand viewing. In the meantime, there are plenty of other opportunities to take part in the CDPP webinars. Registration is currently available for the next two events. First up, on 29 June, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern, will be “Challenges to Evidence-Based Practice in Treating PTSD: Practical Solutions”. This panel presentation will examine some of the common hurdles that prevent implementation of EBPs and provide a few practical solutions for these issues. Then on 26 July, we’ll have “Moral Injury Recognition and Care” presented by William Nash, M.D. As with most of our CDP Presents events, everyone who registers, attends, and successfully completes a brief post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE.
This week’s Staff Perspective was by Dave Reynolds, one of our chronic pain SMEs, who reviewed some of the highlights of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society he attended last month in Pittsburgh, PA. There were quite a few interesting panels and Dr. Reynolds quickly covers a few that stood out to him. 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 all for this week. As always, feel free to reach out with any suggestions or feedback for what you’d like to see on the CDP’s blog. Have a great weekend everyone!