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. June is wrapping up already, but we’ve got plenty on the schedule.
First up, June is PTSD Awareness Month. CDP spends all year working on training providers to recognize and treat PTSD in Service members and Veterans, but we’re putting even more emphasis on our efforts this month. In addition to our usual resources on PTSD, we’re offering blog posts, webinars and online training to help heighten awareness. Next Wednesday’s CDP Presents webinar will be entitled “Comparing and Contrasting Conceptualization and the Treatment of PTSD from the Perspectives of Social Cognitive and Emotional Processing Theories.“ This 90-minute webinar will illustrate key concepts from Social Cognitive (CPT) and Emotional Processing (PE) theories used in conceptualizing PTSD. The presenters will apply these concepts to develop a working conceptualization of a case study of a Service member presenting with symptoms of PTSD. As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who attend and complete a short post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE. To register or for more information, click here.
Speaking of webinars, all four of our “Forces for Health: Warrior Wednesday” presentations are now available for on-demand viewing. If you missed it, we’ll be adding a recording of the presentation for on-demand viewing next week. Recordings of the first two presentations “Moral Injury: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of War,” “Trauma Informed Care: Empowering Warriors to Promote Recovery,” "Facilitating a Multi-disciplinary, Culturally–informed Response to Interpersonal Violence and Anger," “A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Pain and Opioid Misuse Prevention.” The overall goal of the series is to bring healthcare disciplines together to discuss culturally-informed, multi-disciplinary care and wellness for our Armed Forces members and Veterans across the lifespan. For a limited time, each of these courses also comes with one free CE as well. If you’re looking for even more, we’ll be offering a bonus Forces for Health presentation in July, “Be Ready: The Role of Culturally-Informed Multidisciplinary Care in Recovery”.
Also in July, we’ll be offering a two-day EBP training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via Second Life on 10-11 July. Registration is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. On 24 July, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, we will hold a training on Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom. Registration for this event will open next week. In addition, we’ve recently added a number of new events over the course of the next year to our upcoming calendar. All our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here.
As mentioned earlier, this month’s Staff Perspective blog entries are focused on PTSD and its treatment. This week, Dr. Carin Lefkowitz takes a look at recent studies comparing individual CPT and group CPT in her entry “CPT Group for Military-Connected Patients: Applying Research to Clinical Practice.” Also, don’t forget to check out the Research Update, as usual, it’s a great summary of the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the web.
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.