As a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist for the Center for Deployment Psychology and a faculty member in a pre-doctoral Air Force Psychology Internship Program, I have ample opportunity to teach about warning signs and risk factors for suicide. I also have had plenty of patients and oversight of interns’ patients with substance use disorders, in particular alcohol use disorders. So, it is of particular interest to me to understand more fully the relationship between alcohol use (and other substance use) and suicide attempts.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The number of Americans ages 17-24 who are qualified to and interested in joining the Army, out of a total of 33.4 million, according to a recent article in Army Times, Top recruiter: Just 136,000 out of 33 million young Americans would join the Army.
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 was a short week this time around, due to the holiday, but there’s still plenty to talk about.
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy the Gold Standard for Psychotherapy? The Need for Plurality in Treatment and Research.
● The Sexual Harassment–Suicide Connection in the U.S. Military: Contextual Effects of Hostile Work Environment and Trusted Unit Leaders.
● Exercise and the Prevention of Depression: Results of the HUNT Cohort Study.
One of the things that I have noticed over the years is that most people (including many clinicians and Service members) are confused about the clinical definition of “trauma.” These days, the word “trauma” has become a buzzword in our culture to describe negative life experiences that continue to have an impact on one’s life after the fact.