Deployment Psychology Blog

Research Update: 25 May 2017

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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. 

Staff Perspective: From the Horse’s Mouth - What You Should Know about Consultation

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). 

By the Numbers - May 22, 2017


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