Deployment Psychology Blog

By the Numbers: 20 November 2017

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The percentage of active duty respondents to the 2017 Blue Star Military Families Lifestyle Survey who said they planned to leave the military within the next two years for reasons other than retirement or separation. The top reason given by these respondents was "Concerns about impact of military service on family." According to the survey, "Amount of time away from family is the top concern, surpassing pay and benefits, which had been the top concern since 2013." 

CDP News: 17 November 2017

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. Next week is going to be a short week, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but this week was a busy one.

Research Update: 16 November 2017

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The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

● PTSD and Veterans, PTSD Monthly Update - November 2017
● The Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Elderly US Military Veterans: a Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.
● Gender Dysphoria in the Military.

Staff Perspective: Resources for Wounded Warriors

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D.

I like to be helpful. It’s one of the reasons I became a psychologist. You could say it’s my mission. Sometimes I get a phone call or an email from a distant relation, a friend, an acquaintance, or even a resourceful stranger who found my name on a website or blog. These people often have questions about psychotherapy.