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 May and Memorial Day weekend.
On Wednesday, we wrapped up the “Forces for Health: Warrior Wednesday” webinar series with "A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Pain and Opioid Misuse Prevention." Next week, on-demand recording will be available for this one as well as the three other presentations, “Moral Injury: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of War,” “Trauma Informed Care: Empowering Warriors to Promote Recovery,” and “Facilitating a Multi-disciplinary, Culturally-informed Response to Interpersonal Violence and Anger.” 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, participants who register, watch the recording, and successfully complete a post-training survey/knowledge evaluation will receive one free CE. For more information or to register, please click here.
Next week is a short week, due to the holiday on Monday. However, we’ve got a couple of face-to-face events as part of our Speakers Bureau on the schedule. On Wednesday and Thursday, we’re headed to Macon, GA to present a training on Prolonged Exposure. Then on Thursday and Friday, we’re headed to Augusta, ME to present a CBT-I training for the Maine National Guard. To learn more about CDP’s Speakers Bureau and to find out how to bring a CDP speaker to your next event, click here.
Our next online EBP event will be Cognitive Processing Therapy via Second Life on 18-19 June. Registration is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. We’re continuing to add more and more online 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.
Over on the CDP blog, this week’s Staff Perspective was “Military Family Deployment Cycle Challenges” by Marjorie Weinstock. In it, she reviews a recent article that summarizes the many and varied deployment cycle challenges and military families face. As always, don’t forget to check out the 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 the opportunity to take some time to reflect upon the members of our armed forces and the sacrifices they have and continue to make to defend our nation.