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 the middle of August and fall is quickly approaching. Summer may be ending, but there's always more training opportunities!
This Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be presenting an onlin Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training. Unfortunately, registration for this and the Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training on 25-26 September are both at capacity. We've got several other events available though! On the EBP front, we'll be offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life on 10-11 September and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. Also, next week, sign-ups for the 19-20 November Prolonged Exposure training event via Second Life will begin. 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 training events, after taking a break in July, out CDP Presents webinar series returns on Wednesday with Human Performance Optimization: A Paradigm Shift to Improve Mental Health Care of Service Members. This 90-minute webinar will present an overview of Human Performance Optimization and its underpinnings, alongside case examples across the full spectrum of mental health care. Then on 12 September, we will host "Guns and Suicide - What Do We Know and What Can We Do?" As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who attend and complete a brief post-training survey/evaulation will be eligible to receive 1.5 free CEs. For eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, click on the "Credits" tab on the event registration pages.
Sign-ups are also ongoing for the next round of our Couples Webinar Series which will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday in October. The webinars are specially designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to a military-related population. The courses currently offered 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. Each course is two hours long and incorporates research, best clinical practices and interactive activities. To register or for more details, visit the CWS page by clicking here.
PTSD in Service members and Veterans deservedly receives quite a bit of attention. This week's Staff Perspective looks at the lesser-known, but very important topic of Moral Injury. Dr. Sharon Birman discusses Moral Injury's definition and relation to PTSD in her piece "Can Good People Do Bad Things?" Dr. Birman also writes about her conversation with Dr. Bill Nash, an SME on the topic of Moral Injury. 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 week's edition of CDP News. We hope everyone has a great weekend out there! Make sure to come right back on Monday for another round of "By the Numbers" by CDP Research Editor Shirl Kennedy!