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. It’s Friday the 13th, but there's no bad luck here!
We hope you've had the opportunity to check out our spotlight on sleep and efforts to improve the sleep lives of Service members and Veterans. Sleep disorders are one of the most commonly reported issues for both Service members and Veterans. With this in mind, we’ve put together a chunk of content around sleep and sleep issues. This content includes a series of infographics, blog entries, videos, and more. We’ve also got multiple great training opportunities coming up throughout the month. You can visit our Sleep Spotlight section at here or at deploymentpsych.org/cdp-sleep-spotlight. If you have already visited, we're adding more and more content, so be sure and head over to see what's new!
Speaking of sleep, today is the final day of our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) training via Second Life. We’ve two more online events coming up soon. First up is a new training event on 26-27 April, Brief Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia via Adobe Connect. After that, we'll be presenting a Prolonged Exposure (PE) Training via Second Life on 15-16 May. Registration is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits. All our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here. We’re currently working on scheduling dates and topics for the remainder of 2018. So keep an eye on the training calendar for more great events coming up!
April’s CDP Presents webinar will also be about sleep. It’s entitled "Sleep Disorder Care in the Military". It will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on 25 April. It will feature a panel of civilian and military sleep experts explaining the role and treatment services of different disciplines in the management of sleep disorders in the military, discussing the state of the research regarding behavioral treatments for insomnia such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Insomnia (CBTI) and Brief Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia (BBTI).
Continuing the sleep theme, this week’s Staff Perspective was a video tour of CDP's Virtual Sleep Museum in Second Life, narrated by Tim Rogers. The virtual museum, a.k.a. "Snoozeum," is filled with interactive exhibits and displays that provide instruction on sleep disorders, assessing and treatments for them from a behavioral health perspective. If you've never been in Second Life, this is a great opportunity to get a look at what the virtual world is like, as well as get a feel for some of the value of training in such a space. Also, as always, don’t forget to check out this week's Research Update, with the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.
We hope everyone has a safe Friday the 13th and joins us back here on Monday for a new “By the Numbers”!