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. February is jam-packed and we've got lots to talk about.
This week we closed out the application period for this year's "The Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces." We've started the process of reviewing and notifying all of the approved participants. So if you applied, keep an eye on your email box, as you'll be hearing from us soon!
We've got numerous online events throughout February. On Monday and Tuesday, we will be presenting a Suicide Prevention training via Zoom. Also, on Tuesday, we're kicking off the CDP’s Couples Webinar Series, with “Military and Veteran Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process”. This series of four two-hour webinars will be held from 7-9 p.m. Eastern every Tuesday in February. The remaining course topics are “Military and Veteran Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment,” “An Intervention Model for Working with Military Couples Who Have Experienced Infidelity,” and “Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients.” We reached capacity on all of the sessions and had to close down registration. We'll be presenting another iteration of all four webinars this May. For more information about any of the webinars, you can visit the CWS page here.
In addition to the CWS, on 20 Febuary, we will be holding our next CDP Presents webinar on "Tobacco Control in the Air Force - Trends and Treatment." This 90-minute webinar will discuss how changes in current trends create new challenges for behavioral health clinicians in reducing the burden of tobacco use on readiness and the health of the force. Clinical best practices to increase engagement and tobacco cessation will also be discussed. While you're there, registration is also available for our 14 March CDP Presents event "The Basics of Sleep: What Every Provider Needs to Know".
This week's Staff Perspective was a very timely entry by Dr. Kaleigh DeSimone, "The Importance of Behavioral Activation." In it, she discusses how the winter weather can have a depressing effect on individuals, along with some strategies to fight this off. Also, don't forget to check out this week's Research Update. As always, it's packed with the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the Web.
That's all for this week's edition of CDP News. We will see everyone right back here on Monday for a new "By the Numbers". In the meantime, make sure you're following CDP on Facebook and/or Twitter for daily updates on all of the latest news!