CDP News: 6 December 2019

CDP News: 6 December 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. It's December and we're heading full steam ahead into the holidays. Before we get there though, we've got plenty to talk about.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, we'll be holding the latest CDP Presents webinar. The topic this month is "Introducing Veterans and Service Members to Mindfulness." Participants will learn more about mindfulness-based interventions and their possible uses as adjunctive treatments to foster psychological resilience and address post-traumatic stress in Service members and Veterans. The session will describe the concept of mindfulness as well as a proposed model for understanding the possible mechanisms by which mindfulness may help to increase one's ability to cope with stress. Registration is also available for the 23 January iteration, which will be entitled "inTransition - Helping Bridge the Gap Between Patients, Providers and Healthcare Systems." As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, those who attend and complete a post-training evaulation and knowledge check will be eligible for 1.5 CEs.

Our next online EBP training will be on Cognitive Processing Therapy on 16-17 December. This event is full, but we will be adding the dates for our next online CPT to be held in April 2020 soon. Unfortunately, we've run into some delays, but sign-ups for the 18-19 February online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) will start in the next week or so. We have addded even more 2020 events to the training calendar this week. We've got even more dates to post in the next few weeks as details for additional 2020 events are finalized. Make sure you're following the CDP on our Facebook/Twitter feeds. You can also keep up with the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.

Speaking of upcoming events, we've also added the dates for the next instance of the Couples Webinar Series. They will be held via Zoom from 3-5 p.m. every Thursday in February. The four topics 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. These two-hour courses can be taken individually for $18 or all four for $60. Each comes with two continuing education credits. Registration will be opening soon for these events as well.

We've had a PE metaphors bank for a while now, but after many requests we're excited to announce the release of the new CPT metaphors bank on our website! It's a great resources to help explain the concepts behind CPT to clients. Take a look and let us know any suggestion for metaphors you may use.

Wrapping up our month-long focus on military famlies, Dr. Kim Copeland draws on her own experinces to look at the new "famlies" that can be created in military communities with her blog post "Military. Friends-Giving. Family." 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. 

That's all for this week's edition. Make sure you come back and see us on Monday for another "By the Numbers". Have a good weekend everyone!