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.
Even though PTSD is an important topic year-round, it takes the forefront this month as June is National PTSD Awareness Month. In 2010, Congress designated June 27th as PTSD Awareness Day. Since then many organizations, including the Center for Deployment Psychology, have attempted to highlight PTSD and provide resources for behavioral health providers, as well as those in need. Below you will find links to a variety of resources and organizations that may assist in the treatment of PTSD.
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.
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.