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 back from the holidays, fully recharged and ready to go!
First up will be our CDP Presents webinar, "Blueprints for Suicide Treatment in the Military: The Lost Art of Case Conceptualization." It will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern on 15 January. Presenters will define two types of case conceptualization and identify how case conceptualizations are relevant for suicide-focused psychotherapeutic treatment. Through the use of a hypothetical patient example, the presenters will demonstrate how case conceptualizations can be used to prioritize treatment targets for suicidal military-connected individuals. The patient example will highlight some suicide risk factors and life circumstances specific to military service members and military culture. Participants who attend will be eligible to receive one free CE upon successful completion of a post-training assessment and knowledge evaluation.
Then we will hold "Assessing Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder." It will be held on 17 January from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern. This workshop will review a method for screening, assessment, and treatment outcome monitoring of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centered on the use of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL5). Participants will be introduced to VA/DOD best practices for diagnosing military-related PTSD including screening for trauma-related disorders, obtaining thorough military and trauma histories, conducting a semi-structured diagnostic interview, and using self-report measures to track treatment outcome. Registration for the event is $20 and comes with 4 CEs. For more information or to register, please click here.
Our first online EBP training will be on 24-25 January, Prolonged Exposure (PE) training via Second Life. However, we have reached capacity on that one and are no longer able to accept additional participants. (We will be holding another online PE training in June via Zoom.) Sign ups are available for our Suicide Prevention training coming up on 4-5 February. Registration for this event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CEs.
Also coming up in February, the next round of CDP’s Couples Webinar Series is available for sign-ups. The series now consists of four two-hour webinars which will be held from 7-9 p.m. Eastern every Tuesday in February. The course topics are “Military and Veteran Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process,” “Military and Veteran Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment,” “An Intervention Model for Working with Military Couples Who Have Experienced Infidelity,” and “Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients.” Tuition for each individual course is $18 or all four courses can be purchased as a bundle for $60. Each course comes with two CEs as well. To register or for more information about any of the webinars, you can visit the CWS page here.
This week in the CDP blog, our Staff Perspective was by Dr. Regina Shillinglaw. In "Pathways to Military Psychology, Part Two," this follow-up to her previous entry, Dr. Shillinglaw discusses the officer training experience that Air Force psychologists go through. She also . 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.
With that, we're going to wrap up the first CDP News of the year. We look forward to a great 2019 with some exciting offerings for our audiences. We'd love to hear any suggestions or ideas that you may have as to how CDP can serve you even better going forward.