Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"

Staff Perspective: Who Makes the Decisions Around Here?

Sharon Birman, Psy.D.

Various theories of psychotherapy have long highlighted the importance of developing individualized treatment plans developed to meet the idiographic needs of the individual person. Decades of research have also supported the positive impact of patient-provider collaboration, which has yielded benefits to include increased sense of empowerment, autonomy, and satisfaction with treatment (Slade, 2017). Collaboration in treatment has led to improved treatment compliance and engagement, thereby producing enhanced treatment outcomes (Patel et al., 2008).

Staff Perspective: A First-Hand Look at the Summer Institute

Augusto Ruiz, Psy.D.

As the deadline for application for the Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces fast approaches (applications are due by Monday, 29 January 2018), some students may be on the fence about applying for this year’s intensive five-day training. I had the opportunity to ask some recent graduates about their experiences at The Summer Institute. The Center for Deployment Psychology’s Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces focuses on teaching student psychologists about some of the intricacies of working with active duty and Veteran populations. Here is some feedback from our Summer Institute graduates and current psychology interns LT Brittany Imholte and LT Lynnea Vis.

Staff Perspective: Mood Coach and Virtual Hope Box Apps

Erin Frick, Psy.D.

Smart phone are becoming more and more of an integral part of our lives every day. These enable the use of a wide variety of apps, many of which can be used by both behavioral health providers and their clients to assist in treatment, both in and outside of sessions. We keep an eye out for these and when we encounter ones we find especially useful, we like to share them fellow providers. We've got two new ones to talk about today, the Virtual Hope Box and Mood Coach apps. 

Staff Perspective: A Conversation on The Summer Institute

Libby Parins and Paula Domenici discuss the CDP's  program for students interested in becoming military psychologists, The Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces. This conversation includes the goal and primary mission of the Summer Institute, what the program covers, how it has evolved, who can apply, and much more!