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. August is here and we're ready to begin a whole new month of training.
This week, we'll be held a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) training event. It was a very large group and went quite well. We've got several events coming up soon. Some of these events are already at capacity, such as the Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training on 21-22 August and the Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training on 25-26 September. However, spots are still available for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life on 10-11 September. We also just opened up registration for the online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. Our online EBPs have been reaching capacity well in advance of the registration deadline, so if you're interested in attending, we suggest signing up as soon as you can. Learn about upcoming CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
Speaking of October events, the next round of our Couples Webinar Series 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.
Registration is also available for the next two of our monthly CDP Presents webinars. August's session, "Human Performance Optimization: A Paradigm Shift to Improve Mental Health Care of Service Member,."will be held on 21 August from noon to 1:30 Eastern. 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. You can also sign up for "Guns and Suicide - What Do We Know and What Can We Do?" to be held on 12 September.
Stigma around mental health and receving mental health care has been around for a long time. However, as more information regarding the importance of mental health has spread, attitudes have begun to change. In this week's Staff Perspective column, Dr. Regina Shillinglaw examines the "Changing Attitutes Towards Mental Health Stigma." 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 and joins us again on Monday for a new "By the Numbers" column.