Deployment Psychology Blog

CDP News: 22 December 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. Winter is officially here and now the holidays are just around the corner.

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! 

Guest Perspective: Soldier or Psychologist - Why Not Both?

It is Monday at 0730 in Bethesda, Maryland. A line of DoD employees stand outside the entrance to the Uniformed Services University (USU). Suddenly, the uniformity is interrupted. A cacophony of sounds and colors erupts from the Metro stop. Although many of my fellow Summer Institute participants fail to recognize our “gaggle” status, as we near the gate, a hush falls over our group. We make it through without incident and our group continues. I find myself reflecting back to words spoken at my basic combat training years before, “MOVE WITH A PURPOSE, PRIVATE.” Years later, I understand the value of that statement and the need to call cadence. We were truly a gaggle!