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. June is off to a bang-up start and we're looking to keep the momentum going!
If you haven't already, make sure to visit our PTSD Awareness month page here: https://deploymentpsych.org/June-PTSD-Spotlight. There you will find a listing of many of the features we will be offering throughout the month, along with a wealth of resources, links, and other great information.
CDP's spotlight on PTSD Awareness month continues with some great events this week. First up, on Tuesday, we will be presenting Assessing Military Clients for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder via Zoom. This four-hour workshop will review a method for screening, assessment, and treatment outcome monitoring of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centered on the use of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL5). Registration is $20 and comes with four CE credits. Sign-ups close today, so if you're interested in attending, better act now!
Then on Wednesday, we will continue our "Beyond PTSD"-themed series of webinars with "Trauma-Informed Intimate Partner Violence Treatement in Military and Veteran Populations." This 90-minute presentaiton will provide an overview of the trauma-informed intimate partner violence (IPV) treatment model, Strength at Home. Theoretical underpinnings and evidence for the model will be reviewed, followed by an examination of data from efficacy and effectiveness studies. The final two topics in the series will include "Helping Patients with PTSD-Related Nightmares," and "Understanding and Managing Anger and Aggression in PTSD". As with most of our CDP Presents webinars, participants who register, attend, and complete a post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE. Check out the registration pages for details on recognizing bodies and eligible disciplines.
On 20-21 June we will be holding an online Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD training via Second Life. We've reached capacity for this event, but we just opened registration for our next iteration to the held on 25-26 September via Zoom. Then at the end of the month, on 25 June, we will be offering "Serving Student Veterans on Campus" via Zoom. This full-day core competency program is designed to address cultural and clinical concerns of Veterans and Service members on a university or college campus. The program presents a comprehensive overview of the experience of student Veterans and Service members, and includes challenges during deployment and reintegration on campus, campus outreach strategies, and culturally competent treatment approaches.
Other upcoming online training include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) via Zoom on 30-31 July and Cognitive Processing Therapy via Zoom on 21-22 August. There are only a few slots left in the CPT course. We expect it to reach capacity soon. Don't miss out!
This week's Staff Perspective was by Dr. Andrew Santanello, "Mindfulness for PTSD? Maybe it's Best to Sit on the Fence...For Now." Dr. Santanello examines the pros and cons of mindfulness-based treatments for PTSD, drawing on his own extensive background in mindfulness and meditation. It's a very interesting piece on a compelling topic. 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 a special section on PTSD-focused section, as well.
With that, we're going to wrap up this week's edition of CDP News. Have a great weekend everyone and see us again on Monday for a new "By the Numbers."