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.
Deployment Psychology Blog
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Clinician's Trauma Update Online (CTU-Online)
● Spiritual Features of War-Related Moral Injury: A Primer for Clinicians
● Predictors of Treatment Discontinuation During Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
Are you a director charged with managing and optimizing a clinic, program, or department? Have you developed a program to address a specific need in the field of behavioral health and need evidence of its effectiveness to share with stakeholders? Are you a provider interested in tracking and improving the outcomes of your clinic or caseload? A yes to any or all of the questions suggests that you are in a position to benefit from standardized and methodologically sound program evaluation. That may sound like a daunting prospect, particularly since you are likely busy with the day-to-day tasks of running your clinic, program, practice, etc. But with the correct information and resources, an effective and successful evaluation of any size program is achievable.
According to the CDC, the amount of opioids prescribed per person in the U.S. was three times higher in 2015 compared to 1999.
The CDC found that opioid prescribing in the U.S. is inconsistent. "Providers in the highest prescribing counties prescribed 6 times more opioids per person than the lowest prescribing counties in 2015."