Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Top 10 Blogs of 2016

As we reach the close of 2016, we thought it would be a good opportunity to look back at some of the most popular blog entries from CDP faculty members. There are a wide-range of topics, from military families to provider resources to suicide, but they’re all well-worth checking out. We’ve got plenty more great entries planned for 2017, but in the meantime, here are 2016’s top 10!

CDP News: Dec. 23, 2016

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. With the holidays so close, our training schedule has been rather limited, but we’ve still got a few items of note.

Research Update: Dec. 22, 2016

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:

● A Case Study of Cognitive Processing Therapy for a Military Medic With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
● Posttraumatic Growth in Populations with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder—A Systematic Review on Growth-Related Psychological Constructs and Biological Variables.

Staff Perspective: Preparing for a Career in Military Psychology

In the late ‘90s I did not give much thought to preparing for a career in military psychology while I was in graduate school.  It was only towards the end of my third year of school that I began to entertain the idea of a military internship, but even then my thoughts were not heavily centered on what courses I should take, what practicum I should pursue, what treatments did I need to learn, what specific disorders should I gain experience treating, or what I needed to know about military culture.