CDP News: 15 December 2017

CDP News: 15 December 2017

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 getting close to the holidays, so the next couple of weeks are going to be a bit slow. However, we’re already hard at work planning out 2018.

Wednesday and Thursday we presented our final EBP training for this year, Prolonged Exposure via Second Life. Our next online EBP event will be Suicide Prevention via Second Life on 18-19 January. Registration for this event 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 when registration begins for any upcoming online event, you can sign up by completing the form here.

Registration is up and running for our next CDP Presents webinar, “Mindfulness in Evidence-Based Practice.” This webinar will discuss the concept of mindfulness, briefly review the literature on its use, and describe the ways to incorporate mindfulness as part of evidence-based practice. This event will be held on 25 January and led by Dr. Ariel Lang, in collaboration with the Cohen Veterans Network. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE. You can also watch recordings of any of our past CDP Presents events on our website here.

This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "The Opportunity That Never Knocked on My Door.”  Libby Parins writes about the advantages available to graduate students interested in joining the military today, as compared to when she went through the process. This continues our month-long focus on CDP’s The Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces. We’ve also got some blogs by past participants of the Summer Institute coming up. Keep an eye out for those coming up soon. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s CDP Research Update! As always, it's packed with all the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.

As mentioned above, we’re going to be spotlighting our Summer Institute program this month. If you (or someone you know) are interested in a career as a military psychologist, check out our "Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces" program. Applications will be accepted through 22 January 2018. This program was created in 2015 to raise doctoral students’ awareness of what it would be like to serve as a psychologist in the Armed Forces and increase their competitiveness for a military internship. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a career in military psychology and has been very successful over the past few years. For more information about the program and the requirements to participate, visit the Summer Institute page.

That’s all for this week’s CDP News! Enjoy the weekend and we’ll see everyone on Monday for a new “By the Numbers” column.