Deployment Psychology Blog

By the Numbers: 15 July 2019

The percentage of troops married at the beginning of 2018 who got divorced "over the course of the year," according to a recent article on the website -- Troop Divorce Rate Continues Slow But Steady Decline. The RAND researcher quoted in the article explained:
"...the best way to track whether a rate decline is underway is to look at the largest subgroup -- enlisted male soldiers. In 2009, the divorce rate among that group was 3.3%. Since then, it has fallen to 2.7%, according to the newly released data."

CDP News: 12 July 2019

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. Summer is in full swing, but we've got plenty of events on the horizon. 

Research Update: 11 July 2019

The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

● Psychological Burden of PTSD, Depression, and Their Comorbidity in the U.S. Veteran Population: Suicidality, Functioning, and Service Utilization.
● Reflections on Suicidal Ideation.
● Weekly Changes in Blame and PTSD Among Active Duty Military Personnel Receiving Cognitive Processing Therapy.
● Effectiveness and Acceptability of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Delivery Formats in Adults With Depression: A Network Meta-analysis.

Staff Perspective: Delving into Digital Delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Dr. Timothy Rogers

Help-seeking literature clearly identifies stigma as one of the primary obstacles to receiving behavioral healthcare services for both military and civilian populations.  While several recommendations to reduce stigma associated with psychological help-seeking exist, the development and use of digitally-based services is frequently promoted as a strategy.  This blog will specifically review the digital delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia to highlight key findings and resources.

By the Numbers: 8 July 2019


The amount per year that DOD spends "to compensate the average active duty servicemember—to include cash, benefits, and contributions to retirement programs—although some estimates of compensation costs are substantially higher," according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service -- Military Pay: Key Questions and Answers