CDP News: 19 July 2019

CDP News: 19 July 2019

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 right in the middle of summer, but fall will be here before you know it. In addition to relief from the hot weather, this fall will breing a wealth of training opportunities from the CDP. 

Most of our upcoming summer events have already reached capacity, including the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) training on 30-31 July and the Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training on 21-22 August. However, we are maintaining waitlists for both events, in case of any cancellations. Less than 10% of the slots are left for the online Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training coming up on 25-26 September. It will probably fill up by the end of next week. If you'd like to attend this event, we suggest signing up soon! Registration is also ongoing for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life on 10-11 September. To assist in your planning, we've added events on our upcoming training calendar well into 2020. We're continuing to addi more events all the time, so keep an eye on the website or sign up for our monthly email digest by completing this form

If you're not able to attend those event, we've got some additional alternative options. Starting with the next iteration of the Couples Webinar Series to be held in October. These four presentations will run 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

Another solid option is our monthly CDP Presents webinar. The next session will be from noon to 1:30 Eastern on 21 August, "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.

We take a (virtual) trip to snowy Alaska and get a reali-life lesson in exposure therapy fro in this week's Staff Perspective was by Dr. Jenna Ermold, entitled "A (Northern) Exposure Story - Why the Devil is in the Details During In Vivo Exposure." Dr. Ermold describes a recent hiking trip she and Dr. Kelly Chrestman went on in the wilds of Alaska that got way more intense than expected. She illustrates how event the best-designed experiences can sometimes get out of hand and what to do when this happens. 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 it for this time around. Have a great weekend everyone and join us again on Monday for a new "By the Numbers" post. In the meantime, make sure that you're following CDP on your social media platform of choice, such as Facebook or Twitter!