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 nothing unlucky here.
Yesterday we held this month's CDP Presents webinar "Introducing Veterans and Service Members to Mindfulness." If you weren't able to attend the live version, don't worry! We've got a recording of the event available for on-demand viewing here. You can also sign up for the 23 January iteration, which will be 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. Registration for February's CDP Presents "Emotional Support Animals: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Mental Health Professionals" is also live. 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 CEs.
On Monday and Tuesday, we will be presenting an online training on Cognitive Processing Therapy via Second Life. This event is full, but we will be holding another online CPT to in April 2020. Registration is still on hold for the 18-19 February online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), but sign-ups for March's online Prolonged Exposure (PE) training will begin on Monday. We are continuing to add more and more 2020 events to the training calendar. Keep watching as we'll be adding events through the summer soon. 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.
Speaking of upcoming events, we've also added the dates for the next instance of the Couples Webinar Series. They 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 $18 or all four for $60. Each comes with two continuing education credits. Registration will be opening soon for these events as well.
Over on the CDP Blog, Dr. Tim Rogers discussed what motivated him to initially join the Air Force as a psychologist in his Staff Perspective entry "Answering the Call to Serve in the Military." In addition to his own experiences, Dr. Rogers looks at some resources and opportunities that may be useful to others interested in becoming a military psychologist. 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 everyone has a great Friday and an even better weekend. Come back and see us on Monday for a new By the Numbers!