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 hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week, but we’ve got lots to fit in before then.
First up, we’d like to congratulate CDP faculty members Dr. Paula Domenici, Dr. Matthew Sacks, and Dr. Debra Nofziger on their article, “Military Patients: Recommendations for Treating Service Members” being published by the National Register for Health Service Psychologists in the Register Report: Fall 2016 edition. Click here to check it out!
On Wednesday and Thursday, we presented a Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training via Second Life. We’ve got several more online events coming up soon as well. At the end of the month, 30 November, we’ll be holding a training on “Military and Veteran Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process,” which will focus on providing key elements of the assessment process when treating military and Veteran couples. This presentation will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern and has a $5 registration fee. For more information or to sign up, visit the event page here. On 6 December, we’ll be holding our next CDP Presents monthly webinar. The topic this time around will be “Use of Mobile Applications in Clinical Practice with Service Members and Veterans.” Dr. Erin Frick and Dr. Kevin Holloway will provide a brief overview of some of the many great smartphone apps that are available to help treat patients. As with most of our CDPP events, those who attend and complete a brief post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible for one free CE. Also on the calendar is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 15-16 December.
We’re in the home stretch for signing up for our one-week civilian training event in Charleston, South Carolina, which will run from 5-9 December. Registration for this event closes on 27 November, so if you’re interested in attending, sign up soon. This event will cover a wide variety of topics relating to working with a military population, from military culture to TBIs, to PTSD to the treatment of depression and suicide. Registration for this event is $95 and comes with 34 CE credits. For more information or to sign up, check out the event page here.
This week in the CDP blog, our Staff Perspective column was by Dr. Laura Cho-Stutler entitled “The Healthcare of Transgender Service Members – A Discussion on Recent Policy Developments”. Dr. Cho-Stutler examines the recent changes in rules and regulations regarding transgender Service members and offers some suggestions for providers interested in increasing their competency in working with transgender individuals. 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 now. We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving next week, but don’t forget to come back on Monday for a new entry in our “By the Numbers” column.