CDP News: 20 October 2017

CDP News: 20 October 2017

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. October is heading to a close and the weather is getting colder out there, but even the cold weather isn’t slowing us down any!

Registration for our next EBP training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) presented 14-15 November in Second Life, is up and running. We’ll also be opening sign-ups for our online Prolonged Exposure Training via Second Life on 13-14 December next week. Registration for both of each of these events is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits. All 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.

Coming up on Tuesday, we’ll be offering a two-hour webinar on “Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients.” Unfortunately, this event has reached capacity and we are no longer able to accept any additional participants. If you missed out, keep an eye on our upcoming training calendar for future iterations of this event. Speaking of upcoming online events, November’s CDP Presents webinar, “Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use” will be held on 15 November and registration will open soon. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE.

This week's Staff Perspective was entitled "Substance Use as a Suicide Warning Sign or Risk Factor” by Regina Shillinglaw. Dr. Shillinglaw discusses a recent study that examines substance use as an influence on suicide attempts. She also examines the difference between “warning signs” and “risk factors” for suicide. Also, don't forget to check out this week's Research Update. It's packed with all the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in a career as a military psychologist, check out our "Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces" program. Applications will be accepted through 22 January 2018. This program was created in 2015 to raise doctoral students’ awareness of what it would be like to serve as a psychologist in the Armed Forces and increase their competitiveness for a military internship. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a career in military psychology and has been very successful over the past few years. For more information about the program and the requirements to participate, visit the Summer Institute page.

That’s it for this time around. To stay up to date with us, make sure you’re following the CDP on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn. See you back here on Monday for a new “By the Numbers” column.