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. We're heading into the final week of November and getting excited about Thanksgiving.
This week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, we presented out latest online Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE) training. It was a very large group of attendees, which has become the norm for our online events. The December CPT event is at capacity and the online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention on 14-15 January 2020 is well on the way to filling up also. Sign-ups for the 18-19 February online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) will be opening soon as well. We have recently addded even more 2020 events to the training calendar on our site iand will continue to do so n the next few weeks as spring events are finalized. Make sure you're following the CDP on our Facebook/Twitter feeds. You can also keep up with the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
In the meantime, you can register for next month's CDP Presents webinar on 12 December, entitled "Introducing Veterans and Service Members to Mindfulness." In this free 90 minute webinar, participants will learn more about mindfulness-based interventions and their possible uses as adjunctive treatments to foster psychological resilience and address post-traumatic stress in Service members and Veterans. The session will describe the concept of mindfulness as well as a proposed model for understanding the possible mechanisms by which mindfulness may help to increase one's ability to cope with stress. 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.
The application period for the 2020 iteration of the CDP Summer Institute: Preparing for a Psychology Career in the Military began this week as well. We've already started receving applications for next year's session. We're looking forward to the review process and selecting the participants. 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. For more information, please visit the CDPSI section of our website here.
As part of this month's focus on Military Families, Dr. Lisa French take a look at the Red Cross and the assistance they provide to service Members, Veterans, and their families, in her entry "The American Red Cross - Supporting America's Military and Veteran Families." While many people are aware of the Red Cross organization, many aren't as familiar with deployment services, financial aid, communications assistance and other help they offer. 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. It'll have to tide you over, as there won't be a Reseach Update next week, due to the holiday.
With that, we're going to bring this week's edition to a close. We hope everyone has a great weekend and returns to see us again on Monday for a brand-new "By the Numbers" entry.