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. April is just flying by, but we've got some great opportunities ahead.
This Wednesday, be sure and join us for the latest in our monthly CDP Presents webinar series, "Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) - A Family Resilience Model" from noon to 1:30 Eastern. This webinar will describe the Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), a brief, evidence-based, family intervention designed to enhance resilience and mitigate psychological distress in active duty military and Veteran families, children, and couples. Registration is also available for the 16 May webinar, "Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress". As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend, and complete a post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE. Check out the registration pages for details on recognizing bodies and eligible disciplines.
Also coming up in May, is the next iteration of the Couples Webinar Series. All four modules in the series will be presented on 14 May, 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 of these courses will run two hours and come with two CEs. Participants can sign up for the modules individually for $18 or for a bundle of all four for $60. To register or for more information, you can visit our Couples Webinar Series page here.
For those interested in face-to-face training events, on 9-11 May, we will be partnering with the National Center for PTSD to offer training on "Assessment and Treatment of PTSD Using Prolonged Exposure Therapy". This FREE event will be held in Oklahoma City and is designed to make evidence-based treatment for PTSD more available for Veterans in rural areas. For details about this training opportunity, please visit the event page here. This event will also be presented 6-8 June in Helena, MT. For details on that iteration, please click here.
June will also feature Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom on 11 June and Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training (PE) via Second Life on 20-21 June. Registration for the PE training is almost full already. So if you're interested in joining us for the training, sign up soon! Then at the end of the month, on 25 June, we will be offering "Serving Student Veterans on Campus" via Zoom. This full-day core competency program is designed to address cultural and clinical concerns of Veterans and Service members on a university or college campus. The program presents a comprehensive overview of the experience of student Veterans and Service members, and includes challenges during deployment and reintegration on campus, campus outreach strategies, and culturally competent treatment approaches.
Continuing our focus on sleep, this week's Staff Perspective featured Dr. Diana Dolan interviewing Dr. Tracy Jill Doty, a neuroscientist at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research's Sleep Research Center. The piece, entitled "Let's Talk About Insufficient Sleep" does just that, as they cover sleep deprivation, its consequences, way to measure it and more. 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! Have a happy Easter weekend and we hope to see you all again next week!