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!
Continuing our focus on Suicide Prevention Awareness month, we held a two-day training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) on Tuesday and Wednesday in Second Life. Then on Thursday, we continued our CDP Presents webinar series with "Firearms and Suicide: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?" If you missed the live presentation, fear not! You can watch a recording of the presentation right here.
Our next online event will be a Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training on 25-26 September. Unfortunately, event is at capacity and we can't accept any additional participants. Our online events are filling up faster and faster, but we're looking for ways to ensure those interested can participate. Sign-ups are still available for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. However, we expect this course to fill up as well soon. On Monday, we will be opening registration for our final EBP of the year "Cognitive Processing Therapy Training (CPT) via Second Life, 16-17 December." Our CPT courses have proven very popular and we anticipate this one will fill up very quickly. So keep your eyes peeled on the CDP training calendar and/or Facebook/Twitter feeds. Stay up-to-date on all of the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
Speaking of upcoming events, October's CDP Presents webinar will be entitled "Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders." From noon to 1:30 p.m. EST on 16 October, this webinar explores the bidirectional relationship between sleep and substance use disorders clinicians may encounter in their practice. First, we provide a grounding in prevalence rates of these disorders among Service members and Veterans in the context of military culture as a contributing factor. We consider how the brain regulates normal sleep in order to inform how both abnormal sleep can impact substance use disorder etiology and pathology while substance use can impact sleep regulation and parameters. 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 .
This week's Staff Perspective was "A Review of Beginning to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis" by Dr. Augusto Ruiz. Beginning to Heal focuses on the ways one can recover from childhood sexual abuse. Dr. Ruiz discusses potential audiences for this book, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the book. 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. If you haven't already, take a few minutes to check out our Suicide Prevention Spotlight page. See everyone on Monday for a new entry in the "By the Numbers" series!