Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"

Staff Perspective: In Support of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (Part 2): Now What?

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM

We reviewed some evidence for the effectiveness of group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) in Part 1 of this article, and began to discuss how clinicians can structure a group, such as components, number of sessions, and session length.  Today, let’s follow-up to share some logistics about how to set your CBTI group up for success.  Specifically, you’ll want to consider who sends patients to your group, which patients sent are the best fit for your group, group sizing and composition, and how to document your group’s progress, including outcome measurement.

Staff Perspective: In Support of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (Part 1)

Diana Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM

Recently, we at the Center for Deployment Psychology have been receiving a number of consultation requests regarding translating the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) package to a group setting.  If you have been thinking about starting a CBTI group, allow me to increase your motivation and give you some resources to get started.  

Staff Perspective: Smartphone Apps for the Anxiety-Minded

Debra Nofziger, Psy.D.

For the past few years I find more and more people using smartphone apps for professional purposes.  I admit that I've been hesitant to give up pen-and-paper for more advanced methods.  But I will also admit that there are some really neat and useful apps out there for the mental health professional.  I have also been stubbornly resisting electronic change, mainly because I don't want to have to deal with figuring out how to navigate a complicated, non-intuitive application.  If you too enjoy electronic simplicity and how it can be applied to your profession, below are two applications specific to individuals who need to better manage anxiety.

Staff Perspective - Lady Valor: The Kristen Beck Story (2014)

If you are local to the D.C. area, you may have recently read an article in the Washington Post about Kristen Beck. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this name, Kristen Beck is the first transgender Navy Seal to share her story via film. Previously known as Christopher, completing 13 deployments and earning commendations, including a Bronze Star, as well as a Purple Heart, Christopher was a force to be reckoned with. This powerful documentary describes her life as Christopher and how she came to be known as Kristen.

Staff Perspective - Book review: Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Most of us give presentations every day. It might not be a formal presentation in front of a large audience, but even a short discussion with a co-worker, friend or client can be a presentation. All of these represent an exchange of information with other parties. In an age of information, it is imperative to understand how to communicate your message. This is why I was excited to read “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” by Carmine Gallo.

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