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 is going fast and October is just around the corner.
We continued our weekly webinar series spotlighting September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness theme with “Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: What Do We Know and How Do We Use It?” Our final webinar of the month will be on 27 September, “Lethal Means Safety Counseling to Reduce Suicide Risk.” Participants who register, attend, and complete a brief post-training evaluation will be eligible to receive 1.5 CEs. For more information or to register for these webinars, visit our suicide prevention webinar series page here. If you missed out on any of the presentations from this month, we’ll be posting recordings of all of this month’s events for on-demand viewing in the next couple of weeks.
Also on the subject of suicide prevention, we hope you’ll visit our new Suicide Prevention spotlight page. This page has a wealth of resources, including blogs, infographics, training opportunities, and more. We’ll be adding additional content to the page as the month progresses. We hope you’ll come back and see what’s new throughout the month!
Registration for next month’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) via Second Life is available for one more week. It will be held on 4-5 October. The training will begin with a discussion of depression in the military, followed by a summary of the theory underlying cognitive behavioral therapy. Participants will then learn how to conceptualize depressed patients according to this model, plan treatment, and utilize both cognitive and behavioral strategies. Registration is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs.
This week’s Staff Perspective was by April Thompson, “Suicide Prevention – A New Navy Initiative”. She discusses her early professional experiences with suicide, as well as the Navy’s Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) program. This program is designed to supplement existing mental health treatment by providing support through the first 90 days after a suicide-related behavior. Also, don’t forget to check out the weekly CDP Research Update. This week, in addition to the usual journal articles, news and links, we also feature a special section on suicide prevention.
That’s it for this time around. We hope everyone has a great weekend! Come back and join us right here on Monday for another new By the Numbers! Until then also make sure that you’re following CDP on your choice of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.