Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Program Evaluation - How Your Feedback Helps Assess and Shape CDP’s Training Programs

Jennifer Phillips, Ph.D.

Even though it is rare that I have the opportunity to directly interact with the majority of our CDP training participants, I would wager that I probably am not one of their favorite people. That’s because as the Program Evaluator at CDP, I’m the person behind all of the surveys and feedback forms that we ask each of our training participants to complete

CDP News: June 23, 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. We’re already into the final week of June and summer is underway.

Research Update: June 22, 2017

The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Anchored Personalization in Managing Goal Conflict between Professional Groups: The Case of U.S. Army Mental Health Care.
● Parenting Behaviors and PTSD Symptoms Predict Child Psychosocial Problems and Parenting Satisfaction in a Sample of U.S. Veterans and Service Members.

Staff Perspective: Behaviorism Saves the Day!

While working with clients, it can be all too easy to give into the desire to avoid our own discomfort. We buy into our own emotional reasoning and rob our clients of the opportunity to discover their ability to be resilient. When we are staring suffering in the face, our clients need us to put aside our own fears. We cannot cater to the irrational thoughts and emotions that would have us take a “safer” and “more supportive” approach. We need to trust in our training and the principles that operate behind the drama. Our clients need us to help them to discover these principles in action so that they can begin to understand the way to recovery for themselves.