Staff Perspective: What’s Ahead at the CDP in 2022?

Staff Perspective: What’s Ahead at the CDP in 2022?

It’s that time where we all reflect on 2021 (what a year!) and prepare for the year ahead. For me that also involves the routine, yet important task of renewing my professional insurance. A key element in that renewal process is to review the continuing education trainings I’ve completed. As I reflect on these professional activities, it also stirs excitement about things to come. Below I will share several new and continuing initiatives within CDP. As you professionally wrap up 2021 and move into 2022, use this blog as a guide to highlight CDP events of interest.

My hope is that you find CDP to be your professional home for high-quality, culturally mindful evidence-based psychotherapy training and education in military behavioral health. We would love to connect with you in 2022!

CDPP LogoCDP Presents (CDPP) Webinar Series: This is the first year that the CDPP monthly webinar series is planned for all of 2022. Every month you can register to attend the free training hosted by guest speakers, as well as CDP subject matter experts, covering a variety of military behavioral health topics. CDPP webinars take place from 12-1:30pm ET. By completing the full live training, you can earn 1.5 free CEs. To locate upcoming CDPP webinars, please see our training calendar here: Past CDPP webinars are archived and available for you to complete on-demand (no CEs available).

Practical for Your Practice Podcast: In 2021, CDP launched our own bi-weekly podcast which features stories, ideas, support, and actionable intel to empower providers to keep working toward implementing EBPs with fidelity and effectiveness. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform!

2nd Annual EBP Conference: On 21 April 2022, CDP will host the second annual EBP Conference for behavioral health providers from all disciplines who deliver evidence-based care or train providers implementing EBPs. The conference keynote speaker in 2022 is Dr. Kirk Strosahl, co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. To learn additional information about the conference, click this link:

Pathways to Military Internships: The Summer Institute: CDP will host the eighth iteration of the Summer Institute on 13-17 June 2022. The Summer institute is a five-day course established to raise doctoral students’ awareness of what it would be like to serve as a psychologist in the Armed Forces and to increase their competitiveness for a military internship. You can find out more information about the Summer Institute and apply here:

Second Life: Virtual Learning Second Life is a persistent, virtual world. In addition to the CDP virtual education center in Second Life, we also host real world training environments in the areas of sleep, PTSD and (COMING SOON) suicide prevention. To begin exploring these environments, check out this link:

The opinions in CDP Staff Perspective blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science or the Department of Defense.

Erin R. Frick, Psy.D., is a Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist for the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at Bethesda, Maryland.