Deployment Psychology Blog

August 10, 2012: CDP News

It's time for our latest batch of announcements about all the recent and upcoming events at the Center for Deployment Psychology.

In addition to the recently announced training session in Salt Lake City (now open for registration!), we're currently finalizing detail and locations for two more iterations of our "Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and their Families" course. We're planning on one more out west and one on the east coast. They'll most likely be scheduled for late fall or early winter. 

August 9, 2012: Research Update

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:
• The Health of Male Veterans and Nonveterans Aged 25–64: United States, 2007–2010.
• Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training for Therapists: Outcomes, Acceptability, and Impact of Support.

Staff Voices - TRICARE: Serve Those Who Have Served

It is simple math. Over the past 12 years more than 2 million service members have deployed, many multiple times, and some studies suggest that at least 30% of these warriors will have some psychological health concern or traumatic brain injury. That means potentially 600,000 service personnel who could benefit from some type of behavioral health service. Add to that almost 2 family members for every service member, who have also endured multiple deployments and the math becomes clear. The needs of warriors and their families far outstrip the ability of the military and veteran behavioral health services to provide timely access to quality care.