CDP Presents: Getting Started on the Right Foot: Setting the Stage for Effective EBP Sessions, Online via Zoom, 22 August 2024

CDP Presents: Getting Started on the Right Foot: Setting the Stage for Effective EBP Sessions, Online via Zoom, 22 August 2024

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Meet The Team

Jeffrey Mann

Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D.
Kelly Chrestman

Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist

Shantel Fernandez-Lopez

Military Behavioral Health Child Psychologist

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    2024-08-22 12:00 to 13:30 (EDT)
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    Address: Online via Zoom,
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CDP Presents: Getting Started on the Right Foot: Setting the Stage for Effective EBP Sessions via Zoom

22 August 2024, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Description: Over the years of treating patients and talking to other providers, it has become evident that patients often enter therapy with misconceptions or confusion about what therapy is and what it is not. Patients also frequently have little to no information about the use of Evidence Based Psychotherapies (EBPs) in effective treatment. Supporting these observations is a recent study of consumer expectations of psychotherapy (O'Callaghan et al,. 2023) that reported 1) a commonly held belief that duration of psychotherapy is indefinite and that very few study participants believed that psychotherapy typically lasts 1-3 months, and ) more than half of participants believed that evidence-based practice was important. The contradictions in the beliefs about the duration of psychotherapy in relation to the desire for evidence based practice highlight the gaps in knowledge that exist in the consumer population.

To explore some of these contradictions and how to address them in clinical practice, this program will consist of a discussion with a panel of experienced mental health providers whose practice has focused on providing EBPs for various conditions and populations. Panelists will share information about the misconceptions and challenges of providing EBPs and discuss strategies that they have used to educate about, and successfully implement, EBPs with their patients.

Please note: While registration is slated to end once the webinar begins on 22 August 2024, space in this event is limited and registration will close once capacity has been reached, even if this is before the final registration date. 

Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, veterans, and their families.

To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.

System Requirements:
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of key research findings related to expectations around psychotherapy and potential implications for practice.
  • Apply strategies for providing effective education and setting expectations for EBPs in clinical practice.

Continuing Education Details:
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Center for Deployment Psychology offers attendees 1.5 credit hours for participation in this training.

Participant attendance data will be collected electronically during webinars. There is a 30-day time limit post-training to complete all CE requirements. If you do not wish to complete the evaluation, please contact the training event's POC after the training event. Partial credits cannot be issued. 

Inquiries regarding CE credits may be directed via email to Jeremy Karp at CEs provided by American Psychological Association sponsors are acceptable for most licensed professionals when renewing their license and it is our experience that these CE credits have been recognized by most professional state license boards. However, please check with your board regarding the acceptability of these CE credits for this activity.

For additional CE information, click here or on the CE DETAILS button above. For technical issues, please contact Mr. Jeremy Karp ( or Mr. Chris Adams (