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’s March already and spring is just around the corner…hopefully!
Registration closes on Sunday for the upcoming Regional Civilian One-Week Training, 13-17 March, in the Las Vegas-metro area. There’s still a few days left to sign up for this great event. Some of the topic included in the five days of training ar: military culture, sleep disorders, substance use, assessment and treatment of PTSD, military families, along with a two-day session on suicide prevention. Registration for the event is $95 and comes with up to 32.5 continuing education credits. For more information on this event or to register, head over to the event page here. For those on the East coast, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered as well. Registration for our next iteration in the Philadelphia-metro area will kicking off very soon! If you would like to be notified via email when registration for this and future events begins, just complete the form here.
We’ve also got several options for upcoming online training. Registration is live for our next two-day EBP event, a suicide prevention training via Second Life. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 Eastern on 22-23 March. We’ll also be holding our next CDP Presents webinar on 22 March. This month’s topic will be “Ethical Considerations for Working with Military Members and Veterans”. This is always an interesting topic that’s much in demand. Make sure you sign up soon! While you’re at it, registration is also open for our April CDP Presents, entitled “Building Military Family Resilience.” As with most of our CDP Presents events, those who register, attend, and complete a short post-training survey/evaluation will receive one free CE.
Speaking of free CEs, if you missed it, we’ve got a few new options for CEs available on our site. First off, there’s the newest addition to our Military Culture section, “Military Culture in Primary Care.” This course is designed to offer knowledge about military culture and supply primary care providers with specific assessment and screening tools. Next up, the recordings of the 2016 Joining Forces Wellness Week are now available for on-demand viewing. Each of these five one-hour webinars focuses on an aspect of Service member and Veteran health. Head over to the Joining Forces Wellness Week archive section of the site for more information or to register for these great webinars.
Insomnia and sleep difficulties are one of the most common complaints in Service members and Veterans. Dr. Diana Dolan takes a look at sleep hygiene in her Staff Perspective column, “The Problem with Sleep Hygiene,” in the CDP Blog this week. Dr. Dolan examines the uses, strengths, weakness and discusses why it’s not a substitute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). 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. Have a great weekend and make sure you join us right back here on Monday for a brand-new edition of our “By the Numbers” column.