June 2021 PTSD Spotlight

U.S. Marine photo. No photographer cited. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/June is PTSD Awareness Month. While this topic is important at the Center for Deployment Psychology year-round, we will be providing special emphasis on the subject of PTSD during June.
Throughout the month, CDP is hosting numerous events and posting several features and tools regarding the assessment and treatment of PTSD, including blogs, webinars, training events, and PTSD-specific infographics.
Click on the icons below or scroll down to find resources to expand your knowledge and skills to treat PTSD effectively, serving those who have served.






CDP offers numerous events throughout the year to help train providers to assess for and treat PTSD. In June, we will be offering even more opportunities for providers to increase their knowledge and skills. 
To register or for more details on any of these events, click on the links below!

16 June 2021 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET: CDP Presents: Addressing Guilt, Shame, and Anger in Three Different Models of PTSD Treatment. Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, and Brief Dynamic Therapy

8, 15, 22, 29 June 2021 12:00 - 4 p.m. ET: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD

9-10 June 2021 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET: Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD


Anger and Aggression Myths About Trauma-Focused Treatment PTSD and Nightmares VA-DoD Guidelines

Anger and Aggression Related to PTSD

Myths About Trauma-Focused Treatment

PTSD and Nightmares

VA-DoD Guidelines on PTSD


This month's Staff Perspective blog entries will include entries on PTSD and its treatment. 

In addition, we also have numerous existing blog entries on the subject, including:


  • CPT Session Notes:This series of brief videos reviews the key agenda items and interventions for each session in the CPT protocol. These videos are designed to complement the CPT manual
  • PE Metaphor Bank: Metaphors are frequently used in Prolonged Exposure Therapy to explain the concepts involved. The concepts of exposure and habituation can feel unnatural and counter-intuitive to many people. Metaphors can be a useful tool to help frame these and other concepts for patients. (Best accessed via Firefox browser)
  • CPT Metaphor Bank: Our CPT Metaphors Bank is designed to be used by behavioral health providers who deliever CPT. Our CPT Subject Matter Experts model several of the most common metaphors utilized when delivering CPT. 
  • EBP Videos: Watch therapists demonstrate many of the techniques discussed in CDP's training events.
  • EBP Resources: This page contains links, videos, downloads and many other tools to help providers effectively deliver EBPs.
  • Consultation: CDP offers consultation services for providers who have completed an EBP workshop through the CDP. Learn more about this important service here.
  • Second Life PTSD Experience: Based in Second Life, CDP's Virtual PTSD Learning Center immerses the learner in experiential learning about PTSD diagnosis, assessment, and effective treatments. The climax of the experience is the role playing game Operation AVATAR where the learner takes on the role of a Service Member with PTSD, experiencing simulations of his index trauma, PTSD symptoms after redeployment, and his functioning after completing effective treatment.

Below is a curated list of recordings from various PTSD-related webinars that the CDP has offered in the past. For a complete list, you can click here to visit our webinar archive.