CDP News: 20 September 2019

CDP News: 20 September 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. September seems to be flying by and summer is almost officially over.

Our final online evidence-based psychotherapy of the month will be a Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training on Wednesday and Thursday. The November online PE training event is also full. However, registration is still available for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. There are only a few spots left, so if you are interested in participating, we suggest signing up soon. The only other remaining EBP training for2019 will be a Cognitive Processing Therapy Training (CPT) via Second Life, 16-17 December. This course is already about half full after only a few days of open registration. CPT courses have proven quite popular. We will be continuing to add more to our upcoming training calendar on our site. So keep your eyes peeled on the CDP training calendar and/or Facebook/Twitter feeds. Stay up-to-date on all of the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.

Unfortunatly, we had to cancel the October iteration of the Couples Webinar Series. We're looking to reschedule the events early next year. Speaking of upcoming events, October's CDP Presents webinar will be entitled "Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders." From noon to 1:30 p.m. EST on 16 October, this webinar explores the bidirectional relationship between sleep and substance use disorders clinicians may encounter in their practice. First, we provide a grounding in prevalence rates of these disorders among Service members and Veterans in the context of military culture as a contributing factor. We consider how the brain regulates normal sleep in order to inform how both abnormal sleep can impact substance use disorder etiology and pathology while substance use can impact sleep regulation and parameters. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, those who attend and complete a post-training evaulation and knowledge check will be eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Also, we're preparing to open the application period for the 2020 iteration of the CDP Summer Institute: Preparing for a Military Psychology Career in the Armed Forces. This five-day course for doctoral students is aimed at those who anticipate or are seriously considering applying for a military internship. It will run from 15-19 June 2020. The application period will open on 18 November. We'll be announcing more details on the program as we get closer.

Continuing this month's spotlight on suicide prevention, this week's Staff Perspective was entitled "Committed...Successful...Failed: Shifting How We Talk About Suicide" by Erin Frick. Dr. Frick discusses the importance of not using stigmatizing language when talking about suicide. She providers a few examples of terms that should be avoided, while also offering some suggestions for more non-judgemental words to use instead. 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.

If you haven't already, we enourage you to check out the Suicide Prevention Spotlight page here. It's got lots of great resources and information on this important topic.

That's it for this week. Get out there and enjoy the final weekend of summer! See everyone on Monday for a new entry in the "By the Numbers" series!