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. We’ve got lots to look forward to this time around.
It’s been a busy summer so far. This month is relatively slow. However, we’ll more than make up for it in September. First up will be "Addressing Suicidal Behavioral in the U.S. Military: Strategies for Assessment, Crisis Intervention and Treatment" on 6-7 September in Second Life. This event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. Then on 13 September, we will be presenting "Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Military Populations - Circadian Rhythm Disturbances." Registration is $15 and comes with 3.5 CEs. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here.
September is suicide prevention awareness month. To help spotlight this vitally important topic, CDP will be spotlighting suicide and suicide prevention. In addition to our two-day EBP training on suicide prevention, we will also be hosting hour-and-a-half long webinars on Thursdays, all month. Beginning on 6 September, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern, with "Suicide Survivorship: Applying TAPS best-practice Model to Support Military Families, Veterans, and Clinicians". Then on 13 September, we will feature "Suicide Prevention for Veterans with Other Than Honorable Discharges." On September 20, the webinar will be “Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: What Do We Know and How Do We Use It?” Finally, on 27 September, we’ll wrap up the webinar series with “Lethal Means Safety Counseling to Reduce Suicide Risk.” Participants in the first two webinars who register, attend, and complete a brief post-training evaluation will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEs. CE details for the remaining webinars are still being finalized. We will update the descriptions once these are in place. For more information or to register for these webinars, visit our suicide prevention webinar series page here.
In addition to our webinar series, we will also be adding a new page full of information, reports, websites, and other resources designed to heighten awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. Keep an eye out for this page, launching in early September and let us know what you think!
This week on the CDP Blog, we took a deeper look at next month’s suicide prevention webinar series. Also, don’t forget to check out our weekly Research Update, as usual, it’s a great summary of the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the web.
That’s it for this time around. Have a great weekend and come back here next week. We'll have a brand new entry in our "By the Numbers" series on Monday!