CDP News: 31 May 2019

CDP News: 31 May 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. This was a short week, due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, but we've got lots to cover.

June is PTSD Awareness month. To help spotlight this important topic, CDP will be offering a wide variety of training events, blogs, tools, and resources to help providers. You can start by visiting the CDP's PTSD Awareness month page here: There you will find a listing of many of the features we will be offering throughout the month.  

First up is our 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. 

Other online training events coming up in June will include 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. Then at the end of 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.

We will also be presenting an online training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via Zoom on 30-31 July. Registration is also available for the online Cognitive Processing Therapy training to be held on 21-22 August. Our last CPT course filled up and we expect this one to reach capacity soon as well. If you are intersted in attending, we suggest signing up soon!

Over on the CDP blog, the Staff Perspective this week was by Dr. Marjorie Weinstock, who took a look at "Supporting the Transition from Military to Civilian Life." In it, Dr. Weinstock examines the challenges of this transition, while also providing some resources to assist military personnel and spouses. 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 wish a great weekend and a good start to June! Come see us on Monday for a new "By the Numbers."