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. May is well underway and the summer is off to a great start!
On Thursday and Friday we held a training on Cognitive Processing Therapy. It was a very popular course with an extensive waiting list. To help with the demand for this course, we have scheduled another session to be held on 21-22 August. Registration is not yet open for this course however. Sign-ups for this training will begin in late May. We expect this course to fill up very quickly so keep an eye on our webpage if you're interested in attending. We'll also be posting on the CDP's Facebook and Twitter pages once registration begins.
We will hold the latest iteration of our Couples Webinar Series on Tuesday. Beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern, we will hold all four modules from the CWS, Miilitary-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. Each of these courses will run two hours and come with two CEs. Participants can sign up for the modules individually for $18 or for a bundle of all four for $60. To register or for more information, you can visit our Couples Webinar Series page here.
Then on Thursday, we will hold our next CDP Presents webinar entitled, "Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress". This presentation will discuss how growing numbers of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance (ISR) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) personnel are exposed to the stresses of remote combat, along with potential treatment and mitigation strategies. June is PTSD Awareness month and we'll be presenting a series of weekly webinars throughout the month. The topics will include "Beyond PTSD: Grief-Informed Treatment after Trauma," "Trauma-Informed Intimate Partner Violence Treatement in Military and Veteran Populations," "Helping Patients with PTSD-Related Nightmares," and "Understanding and Managing Anger and Aggression in PTSD". As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend, and complete a post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE. Check out the registration pages for details on recognizing bodies and eligible disciplines.
Other online training events coming up in June will include Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom on 11 June. 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). Registration is $20 and comes with four CE credits. Then at the end of the month, on 25 June, we will be offering "Serving Student Veterans on Campus" via Zoom. This full-day core competency program is designed to address cultural and clinical concerns of Veterans and Service members on a university or college campus. The program presents a comprehensive overview of the experience of student Veterans and Service members, and includes challenges during deployment and reintegration on campus, campus outreach strategies, and culturally competent treatment approaches.
Instead of our usual Staff Perspective column, we did something a little different this week. We took a brief look at a series of interesting and relevant stories from the world of psychology in our "Around the Web" piece. 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 bring this week's CDP News to a close. We hope everyone has a great weekend and joins us again on Monday for a new "By the Numbers."