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.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we will be holding our first online evidence-based psychotherapy training of the year on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP). After that, our next online EBP will be the 18-19 February online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) training in Second Life. Unfortunately, this event is at capacity. However, we will be maintaining a waitlist, in case of an cancellations. However, there are still spots available in March's online Prolonged Exposure (PE) training via Zoom. We also just opened up registration for the Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder training on 17 March. This four-hour workshop will review a method for screening, assessment, and treatment outcome monitoring of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centered on the use of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL5). We expect this event to sell out as well. So if you are interested in attended, we suggest registering soon! For more events, check out our upcoming training calendar. Make sure you're following the CDP on our Facebook/Twitter feeds. You can also keep up with the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
If you can't make it to our two-day training events, you may want to try our CDP Presents monthly webinars. Coming up on 23 January, we'll have the latest CDP Presents webinar entitled "inTransition - Helping Bridge the Gap Between Patients, Providers and Healthcare Systems." This webinar will focus on inTransition, a Department of Defense mandated program that supports Service members, Veterans, National Guard, and reserves of all services as they move between health care systems and providers. inTransition provides resources that facilitate treatment engagement during geographic and or career transitions, to include those made to DoD, VA, and non-Tricare settings. You can also sign up for February's CDP Presents "Emotional Support Animals: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Mental Health Professionals" too. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, those who attend and complete a post-training evaulation and knowledge check will be eligible for 1.5 continuing education credits.
Speaking of upcoming online training events, we'll be holding another iteration of the online Couples Webinar Series. These four courses will be held via Zoom from 3-5 p.m. every Thursday in February. The four topics are Military-Connected Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process, Military-Connected Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment, Military-Connected Couples: An Intervention Model for Treating Infidelity, and Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients. These two-hour courses can be taken individually for $10 or all four for $35. Each comes with two continuing education credits. For more information or to sign up, click here to visit the CWS page.
This week's Staff Perspective column is by Dr. Dave Reynold, "Seasonal Affective Disorder – Is There an App for That?" In it, Dr. Reynolds discusses behavioral health apps on smart phones, in general. and specifically looks at a few marketed towards those with SAD. 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.
With that, we're going to wrap up this week's CDP News. We hope the year is off to a great start for everyone and that you'll come back again on Monday for a brand new "By the Numbers." Have a good weekend!