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.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web.
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!
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!
The number of "eligible children of military personnel and certain civilian employees" who receive "some form of care" through DOD’s child development program worldwide, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service, FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues.