CDP News: 4 August 2017

CDP News: 4 August 2017

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. We’re just barely into August, but we’re already looking ahead to the fall.

We’ve got about two weeks left to register for our next online EBP training. We’ll be holding a suicide prevention training on 22-23 August. Then on 19-20 September we’ll be presenting an online training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. However, instead of Second Life, this two-day EBP training will be held via Zoom. This one may be of particular interest to those who are unable to participate in our Second Life training events. For more info on Zoom (and our other virtual platforms), head over to our online training page here. All of our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified when registration begins for any upcoming online event, you can sign up by completing the form here.

Speaking of online training, this week we also had a booth at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate “Immersive Learning of Evidence Based Psychotherapies (EBP) in Virtual Worlds Platforms.” It was a great opportunity to talk to providers about our efforts to expand our training reach by using online platforms. Drs. Paula Domenici and Matt Sacks also participated in the “Civilian Careers in the Field of Military Psychology” presentation.

Dr. Domenici will also be speaking to the Public Health Service on moral injury as part of the CDP’s Speakers Bureau. If you’re interested in bringing a CDP speaker to your organization’s gathering, click here to learn more about the Speakers Bureau program.

This month, we’re doing a spotlight on moral injury. We’ll be showcasing numerous resources and tools to learn more about this important concept. If you missed last week’s CDP Presents webinar “Moral Injury Recognition and Care,” by Dr. Bill Nash, we’ve posted a recording for on-demand viewing. Coming up next month, we’ll be teaming up with Cohen Veterans Network to offer four presentations, one per week. These webinars will all focus on suicide prevention, as September is Suicide Awareness Month. The first event will be held on 6 September and entitled “Veteran Suicide Data and VA Prevention Programs.” Registration isn’t available yet, but we’ll be opening sign-ups for this and all of the September webinars soon!

After watching Dr. Nash’s webinar on moral injury, make sure you read this week’s Staff Perspective, “Identification and Assessment of Moral Injury” by Dr. Domenici. In it, she discusses ways to open the door to talk with clients about moral injury and begin to help them. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Research Update. It’s packed with all the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the Web.

Whew, that’s it for this time around. We hope everyone has the chance to enjoy the summer weather this weekend. Don’t forget to come back and see us on Monday for a new entry in the “By the Numbers” column!