CDP News: Sep. 27, 2013

CDP News: Sep. 27, 2013

We’ve reached the end of the week and that means it’s time for another edition of CDP News! Join us as we take our weekly look back at recent happenings as well as upcoming events in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. We start today off with a big thank you to all of our presenter and participants in the most recent iteration of our “Topics in Deployment Psychology” event. We hosted members of various branches of the armed forces from around the country for eight days of training and education in all aspects of deployment-related psychology. It was a great success, all in thanks to the efforts of guest presenters, participants and CDP staff. So once again, thank you! Now it’s time to start working on the next session scheduled for December!

Speaking of upcoming training events, today is the final day to register for our University Counseling Center Core Competency event in East Lansing, MI hosted by the Michigan State University Counseling Center on 10 October. We’ve also got another event scheduled at Auburn University in Alabama for 22 October. For more information about these programs or the UC4 training, please visit our UC4 section.

Today is also the final day to sign up to attend our one week course “Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and Their Families” in San Diego, CA 7-11 October. If you’re interested in the training, but can’t make it to San Diego, we’ve also got another one week session in Reno, NV 28 October-1 November. These courses are great opportunities for civilian providers who are interested in beginning to work with a military population or those providers who would like to enhance their skills and knowledge in that field.

Dr. Paula Domenici, director of training programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology will participate in a panel discussion at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Education Leadership Conference.  The panel, entitled White House Mental Health Initiative: Partnering to Raise Awareness on Campus is part of APA’s response to President Obama’s call to launch a national conversation to increase public understanding and awareness of the mental health of college students. The panel is scheduled for Monday, September 30 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

This week’s Staff Voices column was by Dr. Kelly Chrestman, Online Consultation Lead here at the CDP. She discussed the importance of consultation and the differences between the ideals of consultation and the realities. Take a few minutes to check out this week’s Research Update as well. There’s plenty of great articles, news, and informative links in there.

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday for a new entry in our By the Numbers series!