CDP News: 5 April 2019

CDP News: 5 April 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. April is here and we've got a wide selection of training ahead.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we'll be presenting an online training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via Zoom. Registration is closed for this event, but we'll have another CBT-I course this fall. Registration fill up very quickly for our Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training on 9-10 May. It only took about a week for all of the spots to be claimed for that event. However, we are maintaining a wait list, in case of any cancellations. So if you'd like to add your name to the wait list, you can click here. If a spot opens up, you will be notified and have 24 hours to register before the spot is offered to the next individual on the wait list.

While those two events may be full up, we still have plenty more great training opportunities. First up will be the next iteration of our monthly CDP Presents webinar series, "Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) - A Family Resilience Model" on 24 April, from noon to 1:30 Eastern. This webinar will describe the Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), a brief, evidence-based, family intervention designed to enhance resilience and mitigate psychological distress in active duty military and Veteran families, children, and couples. Then in May, we will offer "Prevention and Treatment of Remote Combat Stress" on 16 May.

May will also feature the next iteration of the Couples Webinar Series. All four modules in the series will be presented on 14 May, Military-Connected Couples: Elements of the Assessment ProcessMilitary-Connected Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to TreatmentMilitary-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. All of the modules sold out during our last iteration in February, so if you're interested, don't wait to register! For more information, you can visit our Couples Webinar Series page here

For those interested in face-to-face training events, on 9-11 May, we will be partnering with the National Center for PTSD to offer a free training on "Assessment and Treatment of PTSD Using Prolonged Exposure Therapy". This event will be held in Oklahoma City and is designed to make evidence-based treatment for PTSD more available for Veterans in rural areas. For more information or to register, please visit the event page here.

Then in June, we've got Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom on 11 June and Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training (PE) via Second Life on 20-21 June. 

Over on the CDP Blog, this week's Staff Perspective took a look at the use of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Paula Domenici discusses the FDA's recent approval of ketamine, how it is currently being administered, and the impacts it may have. 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 bring this edition of CDP News to a close. We hope everyone has a great spring weekend and comes back to see us again on Monday!