At the Center for Deployment Psychology, we’re always looking for new ways to fulfill our mission to provide training and education to behavioral health provider to ensure they’re able to offer the highest-quality care to Service members and Veterans. On our website, we use several avenues to try and facilitate this effort and today we’re going to take a look at one of those methods, specifically, podcasts.
Our podcasts (or CDP Voices, as we like to call them) are audio recordings of CDP subject matter experts discussing a wide variety of topics, ranging from sleepwalking, to changes in the new DSM, to the importance of consultation and more. You can find these recordings on our "Podcasts" page under the "Learn Now" header on our website. There are several currently available with many more planned in the near future. There is always so much going on in the realm of deployment-related psychology, it’s tough to find time to talk about it all. These podcasts offer our staff an opportunity to talk about current events in the deployment-related psychology, common questions they hear or just expand on some topics they may not have time to talk about during training events.
It’s this last aspect that has inspired our most recent podcasts. Whereas before most of our podcasts were narrowly focus on a single topic, Dr. Kelly Chrestman and Dr. Bill Brim have each begun an in-depth series on a larger area of interest to them. For example, Dr. Chrestman has just recorded “The Role of Re-Experiencing in PTSD,” in which she discusses the definition, symptoms and root causes of re-experience or flashbacks. This is the first part of her series on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
While Dr. Bill Brim has recorded “Why Do We Sleep?” which looks at previous theories of why we sleep, what happens when we sleep and why we sleep when we do. Dr. Brim will be expanding this series of podcasts on sleep in the future. The second part of this series will focus on sleep regulation.
These are just a few of the topics we plan on exploring in the near future. However, we want to hear from you as well! If there are topics, specific or general, that you’d like to hear more about, let us know. Either comment below or send us an email with your idea and we’ll see what we can do about turning it into a future edition of CDP Voices!
Chris Adams is the Center for Deployment Psychology’s Project Manager for Online Services