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. It’s April and we’ve got lots to talk about this time around.
First up, all month long on our website, we’re doing a special spotlight on sleep and efforts to improve the sleep lives of Service members and Veterans. Sleep disorders are one of the most commonly reported issues for both Service members and Veterans. With this in mind, we’ve put together a chunk of content around sleep and sleep issues. This content includes a series of infographics, blog entries, videos, and more. We’ve also got multiple great training opportunities coming up throughout the month. You can visit our Sleep Spotlight section at here or at deploymentpsych.org/cdp-sleep-spotlight. We’ll be adding more content as the month goes on, so be sure to check it out several times all month long.
Speaking of training opportunities, today is the final day to sign up for the online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia via Second Life. It will be held on Thursday and Friday of next week. While you’re there, you can also register for May’s two-day EBP, Prolonged Exposure (PE) Training via Second Life on 15-16 May. Registration for each event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits. We’ve also got a new training event coming up on 26-27 April, Brief Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia via Adobe Connect. All our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified by email of upcoming online events, you can also sign up by completing the form here. We’re currently working on scheduling dates and topics for the remainder of 2018. So keep an eye on the training calendar for more great events coming up!
April’s CDP Presents webinar will also be about sleep. It’s entitled "Sleep Disorder Care in the Military". It will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on 25 April. It will feature a panel of civilian and military sleep experts explaining the role and treatment services of different disciplines in the management of sleep disorders in the military, discussing the state of the research regarding behavioral treatments for insomnia such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Insomnia (CBTI) and Brief Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia (BBTI).
Over on the CDP blog, this week’s Staff Perspective was entitled “Getting Trained in Sleep Disorder Assessment and Treatment” by Tim Rogers. Despite the prevalence of sleep disorders, relatively few behavioral health providers have received formal training on the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Rogers writes about the importance of training in sleep disorders as well as several key points he has encountered in his own clinical practice, supervision and training. Also, as always, don’t forget to check out this week's Research Update, with the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.
We hope everyone enjoys the weekend and joins us back here on Monday for a new “By the Numbers”.