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 been another busy week with plenty more great events coming up soon.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll be holding our next EBP training in Second Life, a suicide prevention training. Registration for that event is closed, but we just opened sign-ups for the online Cognitive Processing Training event on 19-20 September. This CPT event will be presented via Zoom. You can find more info on the Zoom platform on our online training page here. All of 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.
Speaking of online events starting 6 September, we’ll be teaming up with Cohen Veterans Network to offer four presentations, one per week. These webinars will all focus on suicide prevention, as September is Suicide Awareness Month. The first event on 6 September entitled “Veteran Suicide Data and VA Prevention Programs” is available here. Then on 13 September, we’ll have “Suicide Risk Assessment.” 20 September will feature “The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk.” Finally, on 27 September, we will present “Means Restriction and Talking to Suicidal Veterans About Firearms.” All of the webinars will be presented from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern via Adobe Connect.
Our training staff was in Detroit, MI on Wednesday and Thursday to present Tier 2 of the Star Behavioral Health Providers program. This Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll be down in Macon, GA for another Tier 2 event. For more information on the SBHP program or to find out if it’s available in your state, head over to the SBHP page on our site.
Over on the CDP blog, we’ve got a great video by Diana Dolan for this week’s Staff Perspective. The video focuses on how to complete and score a sleep log. It’s a very common question we are asked during our CBT-I training events, so It’s great to have a step-by-step demonstration to follow along with. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Research Update with all the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the Web.
That’s all we’ve got for this week. Don’t get too distracted by the eclipse on Monday to come back and see the new entry in the “By the Numbers” column!