Drs. Kevin Holloway and Jenna Ermold discuss the history, strengths, and philosophy behind the Center for Deployment Psychology's use of virtual training in Second Life in this enlightening and entertaining video interview.
Deployment Psychology Blog
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.
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5): Development and Initial Psychometric Evaluation in Military Veterans.
● Couples Coping Through Deployment: Findings From a Sample of National Guard Families.
● Contrasting Gender and Combat Versus Military Sexual Traumas: Psychiatric Symptom Severity and Morbidities in Treatment-Seeking Veterans.
One key to both learning a new approach to treatment and maintaining our existing skills involves consultation, particularly for EBPs. Don’t just take my word for it, research shows that consultation after a training workshop not only boosts providers’ subjective self-efficacy and intent to use the treatment (Ruzek et al, 2016), but also improves objective fidelity ratings as well (Webster-Stratton et al, 2014).
The percentage of Service members who were separated from the military for misconduct from FY 2011 through 2015 who "had been diagnosed within the 2 years prior to separation with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or certain other conditions that could be associated with misconduct," according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) -- DOD Health: Actions Needed to Ensure Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Are Considered in Misconduct Separations.