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. We’re getting close to the holidays, so the next few weeks are going to be a bit slow, but we’ve still got a few announcements to talk about.
On Thursday and Friday, we held our last online training event of the year on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) in Second Life. Though it was the final one for 2016, we’ve already got plenty of events lined up for 2017. First up, will be a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) training on 18-19 January. Registration for the event is $30 and comes with 13.5 CEs.
Also in the online realm, we’ve got a new Couples Webinar Series we’re holding in the new year. It’s composed of the “Military and Veteran Couples: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment” webinar, 25 January, and “An Intervention Model for Working with Military Couples Who Have Experienced Infidelity” on 28 February. Registration for both of these events will open soon. If you would like to be notified via email when registration begins, please complete the form here.
Our next monthly CDP Presents webinar will be on 24 January and entitled, “Using Veteran Peers to Improve Access to Mental Health Services and Support Recovery.” It will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. However, you don’t have to wait until then to check out a CDP Presents. You can watch any of our previous sessions in the archive. There are a bunch of excellent and informative presentations to keep you busy until the next live event.
We’re getting close to the deadline to apply for The Summer Institute: Preparing for a Military-Focused Career. This five-day course is intended for psychology doctoral students who are interested in applying for a military internship in 2017 or 2018. It is designed to provide firsthand knowledge of military culture, showcase the work of military psychologists, and some of the evidence-based strategies used to treat Veterans and Service members. Click here for more details about the program. There are only two week left to apply, as applications for this program are due by 30 December.
This week in the CDP blog, our Staff Perspective column was by Dr. Andy Santanello, “Lemons are on the Way, Let’s Eat Sauerkraut in the Meantime”. Dr. Santanello writes about the hurdles that hamper the adoption of evidence-based psychotherapies. He looks at scurvy for a historical example of overcoming similar hurdles. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Research Update. It’s packed with all the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the Web.
That’s all for now. Stay warm this weekend and come back and see us on Monday for a new entry in our By the Numbers column!