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 May and it's shaping up to be a busy summer!
This Thursday and Friday we will be presenting an online training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. This course filled up very quickly, so we have scheduled another session to be held on 21-22 August. Registration is not yet open for this course however. We anticipate it to open in late May. We expect this course to fill up very quickly so keep an eye on our webpage if you're interested in attending. We'll also be posting on the CDP's Facebook and Twitter pages once registration begins.
The Couples Webinar Series will be our next event. 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.
Our next CDP Presents webinar will be on 16 May entitled, "Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress". This presentation will discuss how growing numbers of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance (ISR) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) personnel are exposed to the stresses of remote combat, along with potential treatment and mitigation strategies. 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. As of this afternoon, there is only one more spot left in the Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training (PE) via Second Life on 20-21 June. 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.
Many of us have struggled with the effects of jet-lag after a coast-to-coast flight. Imagine traveling to a destination 16 hours off from your usual timezone. Dr. Carin Lefkowitz talks about just that experience and how she was able to deal with the effects in her CDP Presents column "Two Weeks in Australia - A Memoir on Mitigating Jet Lag and Feeding Kangaroos." It's well-worth a read, even if you aren't planning to fly to the other side of the world. 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.
That's all for this week's edition of CDP News. We hope everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy the spring weather. Come back next week for another batch of great content!