Deployment Psychology Blog

August 23, 2012: Research Update

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:
• Expanding the Boundaries of PTSD Treatment.
• Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Staff Voices - From Soldier to Student: Helping Veterans Succeed in College

One of the programs at CDP that I’m most proud of is the University Counseling Center Core Competency program, or UC4. This is a day-long program designed to provide training to universities in matters related to military psychology, and through my travels I’ve been fortunate to meet literally dozens of on-campus personnel who provide direct services to service members and veterans on a college campus.

Staff Voices - How Does Telehealth Technology Improve Behavioral Health Access to Warfighters?

Key Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Telebehavioral Health goals were developed to address the question of how telehealth technology can improve behavioral heath access. The first and foremost goal is to conserve fighting strength. Telebehavioral Health allows the Army the ability to shift providers across the enterprise to meet unforeseen service requirements or surge demands by allowing Telebehavioral Health providers the ability to see Service Members remotely. This has been evident in the last few years with increases in demands for IDES/Psych Narrative Summary (NARSUM), a component of the medical evaluation board process, as well as backlogs in the Reverse Soldier Readiness Processing (RSRP) of different Regional Medical Commands (RMCs).