The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Clinician's Trauma Update Online (December 2019)
● “What has been is what will be”? Autobiographical memory and prediction of future events in depression.
● Smoking Among U.S. Service Members Following Transition From Military to Veteran Status.
● Training for a new environment: Using military operational concepts in counseling veterans.
Have you heard about Written Exposure Therapy (WET) yet? It’s a newer evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) for PTSD, recently added as a first line, trauma-focused treatment in the latest VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines. Last year I took the WET training taught by Dr. Brian Marx, one of the treatment originators. I must admit, I was skeptical about how it worked and whether it would be effective. Since the training, I have used it with 2 patients and now feel comfortable adding it to my PTSD toolbox.
The approximate number of emergency department visits for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the United States each year, according to a recent article in JAMA -- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in 2019-2020.
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. The new year is off to a roaring start and CDP has plenty to talk about.