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. December is underway and the holidays are coming soon, but we’ve got plenty going on before then.
On Tuesday, we’ll offer December’s CDP Presents webinar entitled “Assessment and Management of Anger in Service Members and Veterans.” This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges related to anger, including prevalence rates, contributing factors, and clinical implications. Participants will be equipped with the suggested strategies for assessment and treatment of problematic anger in Service members and Veterans. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE.
Next Wednesday is the last day to register for our final EBP training of the year. This event will be Prolonged Exposure Training via Second Life on 13-14 December. Registration for this event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits. We’ve also just opened up sign-ups for our January event, Suicide Prevention via Second Life on 18-19 January. All our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified when registration begins for any upcoming online event, you can sign up by completing the form here.
This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "The Importance of Veterans Sharing Their Stories.” In it, April Thompson writes about how Service members and Veterans discussing their experiences can help them and others. She interviews Marine Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, whose experiences were showcased in the 2009 film “Taking Chance.” After taking last week off for Thanksgiving, the Research Update is back! As always, it's packed with all the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.
If you (or someone you know) are interested in a career as a military psychologist, check out our "Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces" program. Applications will be accepted through 22 January 2018. This program was created in 2015 to raise doctoral students’ awareness of what it would be like to serve as a psychologist in the Armed Forces and increase their competitiveness for a military internship. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a career in military psychology and has been very successful over the past few years. For more information about the program and the requirements to participate, visit the Summer Institute page.
That’s all for this week. We hope everyone has a great weekend! Come back and join us on Monday for another installment in our “By the Numbers” column.