Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Stress and Youth Sleep Solutions

This past week, I shared information on a treatment for posttrauma nightmares called Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy for Children on the Center for Deployment Psychology’s podcast, “Practical for your Practice”. Given this, I began thinking a lot about current potentially traumatic or stressful events that have been going on around the world; and the need for more trauma-informed sleep solutions for military youth experiencing stressors and subsequent sleep problems.

Practically Speaking: What is Your Why? How Did We Get Here, and Why Do You Care?

Dr. Jenna Ermold

Guess who's back? Back again… We are excited to announce that Practical for your Practice (P4P) Season 5 launched this week! Your hosts are excited to kick things off with a reveal of this season’s theme. On P4P, we believe in the importance of relating to each as a behavioral health podcast community. So in that vein, for Season 5 we will be asking our guests, “What is your why?” What drew them into the field of behavioral health and the specific slice of the field that they're in?

By the Numbers: 6 May 2024

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29 Million

The number of adults in the United States who are affected by alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to an article published earlier this year in JAMA Network Open -- Outcomes After Initiation of Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder at Hospital Discharge. The article indicates that AUD "imposes an annual economic burden of more than $250 billion".

Staff Perspective: Using Project ECHO® to Address the Needs of Military-Connected Youth

Dr. Andrea Isreal

There have been several points in my career where I was the sole (or sole pediatric) provider in a particular area. I remember those periods with a mixture of emotions: gratitude for the opportunity to serve those in need coupled with concern that I lacked geographically close colleagues or referral options for my patients. Consultation with colleagues (usually far away) was a lifeline and a way to ensure I offered the best evidence-based care I could, especially when patients were on long waitlists for referrals to other specialists who needed to be involved in their care. Nonetheless, at times I felt like I was operating within the echo chamber of my mind (pun intended).