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 was a short week, due to the Labor Day holiday, but we've got plenty to talk about in the future!
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. To help bring attention to the important topic, CDP will be spotlighting it with reources, a webinar, and blog posts all month. If you haven't already, we invite you to visit our Suicide Prevention Awareness spotlight page here. It's a handy "one-stop-shop" for all of the resources we have put together for this month. We'll be adding content to it over the course of the month.
On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, we weill hold a training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP) via Second Life. Our second EBP of the month will be Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) on 25-26 September. This PE training event is at capacity. There are still a FEW spots left in the PE training on 19-20 November via Second Life. We expect it to fill up as well very soon. So if you're interested in attending, sign up now. Sign-ups are also ongoing for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training on 29-30 October. Registration for our final EBP of the year "Cognitive Processing Therapy Training via Second Life, 16-17 December" will begin in mid-September as well. We anticipate this one will fill up very quickly. So if you'd like to attend, we suggest keeping a close eye on the CDP website and/or Facebook/Twitter feeds. We'll be adding 2020 events to our calendar soon as well. Stay up-to-date on all of the newest CDP events by signing up for our monthly email digest by completing this form.
Also coming up next week, on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m., we will continue our monthly CDP Presents series with "Firearms and Suicide - What Do We Know and What Can We Do?" This presentation will explore the magnitude and nature of the relationship between firearms and suicide and will then provide a data-driven rationale for why initiatives focused on firearms (means safety) may represent the single most valuable tool available for producing substantial and sustainable reductions in the national suicide rate. Registration is also available for the October session, "Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep & Substance Use Disorders." As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who attend and complete a brief post-training survey/evaulation will be eligible to receive 1.5 free CEs. For eligible disciplines and recognizing bodies, click on the "Credits" tab on the event registration pages.
This week's Staff Perspective was by Dr. Dave Reynolds who takes a closer look at the topic of Moral Injury in "No Consensus on Definition, Measure, or Treatment of Moral Injury." 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. We hope everyone has a good weekend and comes back to see us on Monday for a brand-new "By the Numbers."