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 almost Labor Day weekend and the summer is winding down. Summer may be ending, but CDP's training efforts aren't slowing down any!
Our next online event will be the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life on 10-11 September. There are still a few spots left, but registration for this event will close on Wednesday. Our second EBP of the month will be Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) on 25-26 September. This PE training event is at capacity. However, the PE training in November via Second Life still has availablity. Sign-ups are also ongoing for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. Registration for our final EBP of the year "Cognitive Processing Therapy Training via Second Life, 16-17 December" will open up in mid-September. We anticipate this one will fill up very quickly. So if you'd like to attend, we suggest keeping a close eye on the CDP website and/or Facebook/Twitter feeds. We'll be adding 2020 events to our calendar soon as well. Stay up-to-date on all of the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
On 12 September, we will continue our monthly CDP Presents series with "Guns and Suicide - What Do We Know and What Can We Do?" This presentation will explore the magnitude and nature of the relationship between firearms and suicide and will then provide a data-driven rationale for why initiatives focused on firearms (means safety) may represent the single most valuable tool available for producing substantial and sustainable reductions in the national suicide rate. Registration is also available for the October session, "Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep & Substance Use Disorders." As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who attend and complete a brief post-training survey/evaulation will be eligible to receive 1.5 free CEs. For eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, click on the "Credits" tab on the event registration pages.
One of the most frequent questions we receive during training events is "How widespread is PTSD in Service members?" This seemingly simple question is surprisingly complicated. However, this week's Staff Perspective attempts to answer it. Maegan Paxton and Larissa L. Tate take a look at the answer in "PTSD Incidence in the U.S. Military." They examine the wide variance in reported rates from previous studies while discussing the results from the recent CDP/EPIC collaboration. 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.
We've got a long weekend ahead of us, so we're going to close this week's CDP News out. Hopefully, all of you out there have a great holiday weekend and come back to see us next week!