In my role at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), I was recently asked about transitioning from military service to civilian life. The specific question asked was how case managers can identify a normal reaction to mourning the loss of identity due to leaving military service versus behavior that could be indicative of a clinical problem/disorder. I think it is a great question and one that many case managers, providers, and even Service members may have.
Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"
Socratic Dialogue is a well-known and often used method of assisting clients to identify potentially harmful thoughts and then challenge their thinking. This approach is based on the practice of disciplined, thoughtful dialogue devised by Socrates and delivered between therapist and client.
We here at the Center for Deployment Psychology are dedicated to our mission of offering high-quality training on evidence-based treatments for behavioral health providers. To help further this cause, we’ve recently begun offering training opportunities online. We recognize that taking time away from their practice and clients, in addition to the expense and hassle of travel are significant hurdles to many providers when it comes to attending live, face-to-face CDP events. These new online training sessions allow us to reach out to providers who otherwise may not be able to attend.
In a recent Op-Ed published by the Washington Post, Captain Benjamin Summers discussed how "hero worship of the military" and Service members is counter-productive. Dr. Paula Domenici takes a look at this article and examines how some of the same problems can arise during therapy.
Review of The RAND Report:
I recently had the opportunity to attend a webinar by the authors of the new RAND Report: “The Deployment Life Study: Methodological Overview and Baseline Sample Description.” This is a topic that’s of interest to me both personally and professionally, so I wanted to share what I learned. This is a 3-year study that is still ongoing, whose objective is to identify the antecedents, correlates, and consequences of family readiness across the deployment cycle.