CDP News: 27 September 2019

CDP News: 27 September 2019

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. It's officially fall, even if the weather at CDP headquarters doesn't feel like it.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we held our second two-day EBP training of the month on Prolonged Exposure Therapy. It was a full house and we'd like to thank all the participants for a great event! Our next online EBP training will be a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. We're down to the last few available spots in this event, so sign up soon! Our November PE training has already filled up, so the only other available EBP training in 2019 will be the Cognitive Processing Therapy Training (CPT) via Second Life, 16-17 December. This course is also getting pretty close to filling up. We will be continuing to add more 2020 events to our upcoming training calendar on our site. So keep your eyes peeled on the CDP training calendar and/or 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.

Also coming up in October, the CDP Presents webinar will be entitled "Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep and Substance Use Disorders." From noon to 1:30 p.m. EST on 16 October, this webinar explores the bidirectional relationship between sleep and substance use disorders clinicians may encounter in their practice. First, we provide a grounding in prevalence rates of these disorders among Service members and Veterans in the context of military culture as a contributing factor. We consider how the brain regulates normal sleep in order to inform how both abnormal sleep can impact substance use disorder etiology and pathology while substance use can impact sleep regulation and parameters. 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.

If you know any doctoral students considering appyling for military internships, you may want to direct them to the CDP Summer Institute: Preparing for a Military Psychology Career in the Armed Forces. We're preparing to open the application period for the 2020 iteration of this course. 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. The application period will open on 18 November. We'll be announcing more details on the program as we get closer.

Over on the CDP blog, this week's Staff Perspective was co-written by Dr. Lisa French and Dr. Sarra Nazem, a clinical psychologist at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). They team up to share information about a new suicide postventon resource that has just been rolled out by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in their blog "Uniting for Suicide Postvention." This entry is part of our month-long Suicide Prevention Spotlight.  Unfortunately, there's no Research Update this week, but it will be back in full force next Thursday.

With that we're going to wrap up for the week. Have a great weekend and we hope to see everyone right back here on Monday for a new entry in the "By the Numbers" series!