CDP News: 29 June 2018

CDP News: 29 June 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. Next week will be a short week, due to the 4th of July holiday, but we’ve still got plenty to talk about.

First up, we held the latest iteration of our “Summer Institute: Preparing for a Career in the Armed Forces” event all this week. This five-day event brings in psychology doctoral students interested in applying for a military internship and educates them on military behavioral health, military cultural competence, and evidence-based strategies to treat military members. We’re always very excited to have the opportunity to interact with the next generation of military behavioral health providers. It’s a great event for both us and the participants. We’ll talk more about this in the next few weeks.

We wrapped up June’s PTSD Awareness Month with Wednesday’s CDP Presents webinar “Comparing and Contrasting Conceptualization and the Treatment of PTSD from the Perspectives of Social Cognitive and Emotional Processing Theories.“ If you missed it, we will be posting a recording for on-demand viewing soon. CE credits will also be available for a nominal fee. Our next CDP Presents event will be a continuation of May’s Forces for Health series, “Be Ready – The Role of Culturally-Informed Multidisciplinary Care in Recovery.” It will be held on 26 July from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The first four “Forces for Health: Warrior Wednesday” presentations are now available for on-demand viewing. The topics include “Moral Injury: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of War,” “Trauma Informed Care: Empowering Warriors to Promote Recovery,” "Facilitating a Multi-disciplinary, Culturally–informed Response to Interpersonal Violence and Anger," “A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Pain and Opioid Misuse Prevention.”  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, each of these courses also comes with one free CE as well.

We have two other online training events also coming up in July. First up, we’ll be offering a two-day EBP training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via Second Life on 10-11 July. Registration is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs. On 24 July, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern, we will hold a training on Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom. Registration for this event is $15 and comes with 3.5 CEs. Then in early August, we will be presenting an online training in Prolonged Exposure via Second Life on 2-3 August. Registration for this event will open early next week. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here.

This week’s Staff Perspective also continued the theme of PTSD Awareness month. Dr. Dave Reynolds examined recent PTSD research in his entry “What’s the State of PTSD Awareness?” Also, don’t forget to check out the 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. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you again on Monday with a new entry in our “By the Numbers” series.