Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Voices: CDP in the Media

The Center for Deployment Psychology received a nice mention in the media last week. Several news outlets picked up the press release on our recent efforts working with Army One Source.  As part of the CDP’s continuing efforts to ensure the availability of high-quality training, we’re helping Army One Source to provide “free online continuing education training to behavioral health providers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, registered nurses, and professional counselors and therapists.”

By the Numbers - March 11, 2013

275,000 to more than one million

The number of "men and women who are caring or have previously cared for wounded, ill, or injured service members and veterans," according to a new study by the RAND Corporation, Military Caregivers: Cornerstones of Support for Our Nation's Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans. That seems like a wide numerical range but, RAND says, nobody know for sure exactly how many military caregivers there are, and the actual number may be higher.

CDP News: March 8, 2013

It's Friday and that means it's time for another edition of CDP News, where we take a quick look at the latest happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. First up, today our University Counseling Center Core Competency program visits North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. CDP Executive Director, Dr. David Riggs will be delivering this presentation. The next UC4 program will be held on March 18th, when the program heads to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Research Update: March 7, 2013

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

• Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: National Findings from VA Residential Treatment Programs.
• Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Headache Pain: A Pilot Study.
• Factors Associated With Shift Work Disorder in Nurses Working With Rapid-Rotation Schedules in Japan: The Nurses' Sleep Health Project.
• Proportionate responses to life events influence clinicians' judgments of psychological abnormality.

Staff Voices: Program Evaluation: Why is it relevant?

ACCOUNTABILITY! ACCOUNTABILITY! That is the mantra of our current era of fiscal challenges. It is noteworthy then to ask how will viable programs continue to thrive with diminished resources?  An effective strategic tool to guide this decision process is program evaluation.  The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO, Designing Evaluations, 2012) defines program evaluation as “A systematic study using research methods to collect and analyze data to assess how well a program is working and why.”