Deployment Psychology Blog

Guest Perspective: Learning to Bridge Cultures: A Few Lessons Learned from a Continuing Journey

Like many, my understanding of culture grew through my experiences over time.  I grew up as a Hispanic woman in a predominantly Hispanic part of Texas.  When I went away to a school in the North, I quickly learned I was different than many there.  Nearly every interaction was a cross-cultural one.  It made me stronger, took me out of my comfort zone, and taught me that adaptation was necessary, not just for survival, but to be successful.  It also gave me a whole new respect for a wider and more diverse world. 

CDP News: Feb. 3, 2017

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. According to the groundhog, we’re in for another additional weeks of winter, but that’s alright, we’ll be keeping busy!

Research Update: Feb. 2, 2017

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:

● PTSD Monthly Update - Managing Stress Reactions after Trauma
● Effect of crisis response planning vs. contracts for safety on suicide risk in U.S. Army Soldiers: A randomized clinical trial.

Staff Perspective: The Cognitive Processing Therapy Manual Gets an Update

Believe it or not, it’s been nearly 25 years since Patricia Resick and Monica Schnicke published their groundbreaking treatment manual, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Rape Victims (1993). Since that time, the efficacy of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) has been demonstrated time and time again in many high-quality studies.