June is national Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness month. As behavioral health professionals raise awareness of PTSD and effective PTSD treatments, I would be remiss if I did not mention anger as it relates to PTSD. This post will briefly review a model of anger related to PTSD, provide recommendations for measuring anger in clinical populations and practical information for clinical intervention with military populations experiencing anger and PTSD. At the end of the post, I have included additional resources on anger management and PTSD. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts on what has been helpful in your clinical practice.
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Welcome to June and 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. Summer is heating up around here, but that’s not slowing us down any!
Last Thursday and Friday, the Center for Deployment Psychology held an online training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy via Second Life. The CDP’s virtual education center played host to a group of providers from around the country as they were instructed in the methods of PE through slides, videos and interactive role-playing elements with their fellow workshop participants.
Last week the Center for Deployment Psychology hosted the first ever (that we’re aware of) online training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for continuing education credits. We’re very proud of our team of presenters and support staff that helped pull this off. Even more importantly, all of the participants in this training seemed to enjoy and get quite a bit out of it, judging from the post-training surveys we’ve already received.
This time around we'd like to do something a little different and take a moment to point our users to the excellent piece in the Washington Post, "A Legacy of Pain and Pride" written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran.