It's Friday, which means it's time for the week round-up of goings-on at the CDP. For those of you in the DC metro area, tomorrow, July 14th, Dr. Bill Brim will present The Etiology, Assessment & Treatment of PTSD in Arlington, VA. This continuing education opportunity is a service of Penn State College of Medicine and individuals may register at http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/ce/home/programs/socialworkers.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
• Factors Associated With Physical Aggression Among US Army Soldiers.
• Family cohesion and posttraumatic intrusion and avoidance among war veterans: a 20-year longitudinal study.
I have been reflecting lately on the five years that have passed since I separated from the Air Force. Besides working at the Center for Deployment Psychology, one source of pride has been my continued work with Service members and their families by being a TRICARE provider. I am a Tricare Standard Certified Provider and have had the opportunity to work with some amazing people over the years. In the coming months we will have more blog entries about being a TRICARE provider and how TRICARE works including interviews with TRICARE officials and providers.
Soldiers reporting generalized anxiety were three times more likely to leave the Army than those who did not report anxiety, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of Military Medicine: The Effects of Mental Health Symptoms and Organizational Climate on Intent to Leave the Military Among Combat Veterans, by Paul J. Wright, Paul Y. Kim, Joshua E. Wilk and Jeffrey L. Thomas.