CDP News: 24 August 2018

CDP News: 24 August 2018

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 August. It’s been a busy summer, but the fall looks to be even busier!

September is suicide prevention awareness month. We’re going to spotlight suicide and suicide prevention resources throughout the month. To start with, we’ll look at the variety of online training events we’ve got going on in September. We’ll begin the month with "Addressing Suicidal Behavioral in the U.S. Military: Strategies for Assessment, Crisis Intervention and Treatment" on 6-7 September in Second Life. This event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. Then on 13 September, we will be presenting "Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Military Populations - Circadian Rhythm Disturbances." Registration is $15 and comes with 3.5 CEs. Registration for October’s EBP “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) via Second Life” will be opening soon as well. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here

In addition to our two-day EBP training on suicide prevention, we will also be hosting hour-and-a-half long webinars on Thursdays, all month. Beginning on 6 September, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern, with "Suicide Survivorship: Applying TAPS best-practice Model to Support Military Families, Veterans, and Clinicians". Then on 13 September, we will feature "Suicide Prevention for Veterans with Other Than Honorable Discharges." On September 20, the webinar will be “Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: What Do We Know and How Do We Use It?” Finally, on 27 September, we’ll wrap up the webinar series with “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.

We’ll also be presenting the next iteration of our Military Couples webinar series, featuring all three topics on 26 September. Beginning with “Military and Veteran Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process” at 10 a.m. Eastern, followed by “Military and Veteran Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment” at 12:30 p.m. Eastern and finally “An Intervention Model for Working with Military Couples Who Have Experienced Infidelity” at 3 p.m. Eastern. Registration for each session is $10 and comes with two continuing education credits. These course are designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to a military-connected population. Each course is two-hours and incorporates research, best clinical practices, and interactive activities.

On the CDP blog this week, Dr. Paula Domenici had a conversation with Timothy Kudo, a Marine Veteran. They discussed Mr. Kudo’s thoughts on moral injury and the moral impact of war. It’s always enlightening to have the opportunity to hear from those who have first-hand experiences on such important topics. Also, don’t forget to check out our weekly 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 the opportunity to get one more vacation in with the upcoming Labor Day holiday, before we bid an unofficial good-bye to summer for another year.