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 a lot of great events coming up soon to talk able, so let's get started!
This Tuesday and Wednesday we held an online training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via Zoom. Our next online event will be our monthly CDP Presents webinar series, "Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) - A Family Resilience Model" on 24 April, from noon to 1:30 Eastern. This webinar will describe the Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), a brief, evidence-based, family intervention designed to enhance resilience and mitigate psychological distress in active duty military and Veteran families, children, and couples. Then in May, we will offer "Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress" on 16 May.
We've had many inquiries, but unfortunately registration is full for the Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training on 9-10 May. However, we are maintaining a wait list, in case of any cancellations. So if you'd like to add your name to the wait list, you can click here. If a spot opens up, you will be notified and have 24 hours to register before the spot is offered to the next individual on the wait list. We're working hard to schedule another iteration of this training in the late summer/early fall. Keep an eye on our training calendar for future updates!
We've got other great event in May, including the next iteration of the Couples Webinar Series. All four modules in the series will be presented on 14 May, 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. 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. All of the modules sold out during our last iteration in February, so if you're interested, don't wait to register! For more information, you can visit our Couples Webinar Series page here.
For those interested in face-to-face training events, on 9-11 May, we will be partnering with the National Center for PTSD to offer a free training on "Assessment and Treatment of PTSD Using Prolonged Exposure Therapy". This event will be held in Oklahoma City and is designed to make evidence-based treatment for PTSD more available for Veterans in rural areas. For more information or to register, please visit the event page here. This event will also be presented 6-8 June in Helena, MT. For details on that iteration, please click here.
Also coming up in June, we've got Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom on 11 June and Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training (PE) via Second Life on 20-21 June. The PE course is over half-full already. So if you're interested in joining us for the training, don't wait until the last minute to register!
This week's Staff Perspective on the CDP blog was by Dr. Regina Shillinglaw, in which she discusses the link between nightmares and increased suicide risk. Issues with sleep are a common complaint of Service members and Veterans, so this is an important topic to be aware of. 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 hope you'll visit the blog again next week for our newest entry in the By the Numbers series.