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. Next week is going to be pretty quiet due to the mid-week holiday, but we’ve got lots on the horizon.
On Monday and Tuesday, CDP training staff was in Bend, OR as part of the Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) program. Then on Thursday, we held our second CDP Presents webinar of the month, “Challenges to Evidence-Based Practice in Treating PTSD: Practical Solutions”. It was a great panel discussion with CDP staff going over some of the common challenges that prevent implementation of EBPs and offering a few practical solutions for these issues. If you missed it, fear not. We’ll be posting a recording of the event to the CDP Presents section of our website for on-demand viewing. While you’re there, registration is also available for July’s event “Moral Injury Recognition and Care” presented by William Nash, M.D. We’re very excited to be partnering with the Cohen Veterans Network to offer this great webinar. Moral injury is a very important topic and we hope everyone will join us for Dr. Nash’s presentation. As with most of our CDP Presents events, everyone who registers, attends, and successfully completes a brief post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE.
Speaking of online events, our next EBP training will be on Prolonged Exposure Therapy. This training will be held on 25-26 July. Registration for this two-day event is $45 and comes with 13.5 CE credits for a variety of disciplines. Registration will also be opening next week for August’s suicide prevention training. You can sign up to be notified when registration for this and any future online training events begins by completing the form here.
This week’s Staff Perspective was entitled “Program Evaluation – How Your Feedback Helps Assess and Shape CDP’s Training Programs”. Dr. Jennifer Phillips, our program evaluator, provides a look behind the curtain as to how we use all those post-training surveys we ask participants to complete. We recognize that almost no one likes paperwork, but these evaluations are crucially important for us to be able to continue to improve. This information allows us to further our goal of offering high-quality training events that can improve behavioral healthcare for all our Service members, Veterans, and their families. 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 we’ve got for this time around. We hope everyone has a great weekend and holiday next week! However, don’t forget to check back next week for more great content on the CDP blog!