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 just about done with April, but the next few months have plenty to talk about!
First up in May, is the next iteration of the Couples Webinar Series. All four modules in the series will be presented on 14 May, Military-Connected Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process, Military-Connected Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment, Military-Connected Couples: An Intervention Model for Treating Infidelity, and Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients. Each of these courses will run two hours and come with two CEs. Participants can sign up for the modules individually for $18 or for a bundle of all four for $60. To register or for more information, you can visit our Couples Webinar Series page here.
This Wednesday we held our monthly CDP Presents webinar, "Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) - A Family Resilience Model". It was a great presentation on Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), a brief, evidence-based, family intervention designed to enhance resilience and mitigate psychological distress in active duty military and Veteran families, children, and couples. If you weren't able to join us, we've got a recording of the event available in our archived webinars setion here. Our next CDP Presents webinar will be on 16 May entitled, "Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress". Then in June, as part of our special month-long focus on PTSD, we'll be presenting a series of weekly webinars throughout the month. The topics will include "Beyond PTSD: Grief-Informed Treatment after Trauma," "Trauma-Informed Intimate Partner Violence Treatement in Military and Veteran Populations," "Helping Patients with PTSD-Related Nightmares," and "Understanding and Managing Anger and Aggression in PTSD". As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend, and complete a post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE. Check out the registration pages for details on recognizing bodies and eligible disciplines.
June will also feature Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom on 11 June. This four-hour workshop will review a method for screening, assessment, and treatment outcome monitoring of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centered on the use of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL5). Registration is $20 and comes with four CE credits. There are only a few spots left in the Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training (PE) via Second Life on 20-21 June. This one will reach capacity very soon, so if you're interested, sign up today! To close out the month, on 25 June, we will be offering "Serving Student Veterans on Campus" via Zoom. This full-day core competency program is designed to address cultural and clinical concerns of Veterans and Service members on a university or college campus. The program presents a comprehensive overview of the experience of student Veterans and Service members, and includes challenges during deployment and reintegration on campus, campus outreach strategies, and culturally competent treatment approaches.
Our final sleep-centric blog for the month was by Dr. David Reynolds, "Sleep's Importance Highlighted at Risk, Resilience, and Recovery Conference." Dr. Reynold's Staff Perspective column offers a summary of the recent presentation by renowned sleep researcher Dr. Anne Germain at the "14th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference" in Bethesda, MD. 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.
With that, we're going to close out this week's CDP News. Have a great weekend everyone and make sure to join us next week!