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 week was a short one, due to the Independence Day holiday, but we've got plenty to talk about.
This week we opened up registration for our next Couples Webinar Series to be held in October. These four events will run from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday in October. The webinars are specially designed to support clinicians who provide couples counseling to a military-related population. The courses currently offered are: Military-Connected Couples: Elements of the Assessment Process, Military-Connected Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment, Military-Connected Couples: An Intervention Model for Treating Infidelity, and Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients. Each course is two hours long and incorporates research, best clinical practices and interactive activities. To register or for more details, visit the CWS page by clicking here.
Our next two online EBP training events, CBT-I in July and CPT in August, have both reached capacity. The online Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) training coming up on 25-26 September only has a few spots left as well. We expect it to sell out soon, so if you're interested in attending, better sign up quick! Registration is also available for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life on 10-11 September. We'll be adding more events soon, so keep an eye on our training calendar here or sign up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
Don't forget to sign up for the next CDP Presents webinar on 21 August, "Human Performance Optimization: A Paradigm Shift to Improve Mental Health Care of Service Members."
This week's Staff Perspective was by Dr. Paula Domenici "Storytelling May Strengthen Patient-Provider Relationships and Reduce Stigma." Dr. Domenici writes about a unique program at the Wisconsin VA called My Life, My Story, which attempts to provide caregivers with a summary of a patient's life beyond their medical history. This effort is intended to allow provider to learn more about who their patients are and enable patients to feel heard as well. 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 things up for the week. We hope everyone enjoys the upcoming weekend, if you're not already! Come and join us on Monday for a new "By the Numbers" post.