CDP News: 14 February 2020

CDP News: 14 February 2020

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. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there!

We're reviewing all of the submitted applications for this year's Summer Institute Preparing for a Psychology Career in the Military. We received quite a few and will notifiy those selected to particpate in early March. We're looking forward to another great iteration of the Summer Institute this June. 

After Thursday's presentation, we're halfway through this iteration of the online Couples Webinar SeriesThe remaining topics are Military-Connected Couples: An Intervention Model for Treating Infidelity, and Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected ClientsThese courses are at capacity and we are unable to accomodate any additional participants. However, due to the high level of interest in the CWS, we are working to schedule another session of all four courses in June. Once the dates and details are confirmed, we will add them to our Upcoming Training Events calendar and the the CWS page.

Our next online evidence-based psychotherapy training will be next week's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). This and our next two online EBPs, March's online Prolonged Exposure (PE) training and April's online Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training, are all currently at capacity. However, spots are still avilable for the the Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder training on 17 March. 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 for May's online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) will open next week.

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Also coming up this month, our next CDP Presents webinar "Emotional Support Animals: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues for Mental Health Professionals" will be held on 25 February. It will examine the growing trend of individuals requesting emotional support animal (ESA) “letters” from licensed mental health professionals. This presentation will outline and describe the ethical (e.g., competence) and legal (e.g., fraudulent certification) issues related to ESA evaluation and certification. Special attention is paid to relevant recommendations for mental health providers that may encounter ESA requests from their clients. You can also sign up for March's presentation "RE-ACT: Resilience Enhancement Through Acceptance and Commitment Training." 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 continuing education credits.

Resilience in military families has become more focused on than ever. In this week's Staff Perspective, Dr. Marjorie Weinstock looks at some of the recent studies in her entry "Resilience in Military Couples." 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 time around. We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. Since Monday is a holiday, we won't have a "By the Numbers" next week. In the meantime, to stay up-to-date on all things CDP, make sure you're following us on Facebook and Twitter.