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’re at the midpoint of the month and it’s been a busy one so far!
Continuing our spotlight on September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness theme, we continued our weekly webinar series with "Suicide Prevention for Veterans with Other Than Honorable Discharges." If you missed it, we will be posting a recording of the presentation soon. Next Thursday, from noon to 1:30, we will be offering “Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: What Do We Know and How Do We Use It?” Finally, on 27 September, we’ll wrap up the webinar series with “Lethal Means Safety Counseling to Reduce Suicide Risk.” Participants who register, attend, and complete a brief post-training evaluation will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEs. For more information or to register for these webinars, visit our suicide prevention webinar series page here.
Also on the subject of suicide prevention, we hope you’ll visit our new Suicide Prevention spotlight page. This page has a wealth of resources, including blogs, infographics, training opportunities, and more. We’ll be adding additional content to the page as the month progresses. We hope you’ll come back and see what’s new throughout the month!
On 26 September, we will be presenting the next iteration of our Military Couples webinar series, featuring all three topics. Beginning with “Military and Veteran Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process” at 10 a.m. Eastern, followed by “Military and Veteran Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment” at 12:30 p.m. Eastern and finally “An Intervention Model for Working with Military Couples Who Have Experienced Infidelity” at 3 p.m. Eastern. Registration for each session is $10 and comes with two continuing education credits. These course are designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to a military-connected population. Each course is two hours and incorporates research, best clinical practices, and interactive activities. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here
Registration for next month’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) via Second Life is now available. It will be held on 4-5 October. Registration is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs.
This week’s Staff Perspective was by Dr. Sharon Birman, “Means Safety – Does It Make a Difference?” In it, she examines the effects of means restrictions on suicide rates in countries around the world. Don’t forget to check out the weekly CDP Research Update. This week, in addition to the usual journal articles, news and links, we also feature a special section on suicide prevention.
That's all for this week! Have a great weekend everyone and we'll see you back here on Monday for our next entry in "By the Numbers"!