CDP's Dr. Augusto Ruiz talks with Dr. Marvin Podd, Navy Internship Training Director at Walter Reed National Medical Center. In this clip, they talk about the challenges for providers when treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Keep watching the CDP's blog for more from this interview!
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We’ve reached the end of the week and that means it’s time for another edition of CDP News! Join us as we take our weekly look back at recent happenings as well as upcoming events in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology.
I recently had the privilege of working with my colleagues, Dr. David Riggs and Dr. Paula Dominici, to deliver a workshop for experienced PE therapists who are taking their skills and knowledge to the next level by becoming consultants. If you know Dave and Paula, then you are aware that the workshop was well-organized, data-driven, thorough, and extremely clinically relevant. It was a beautiful thing.
I have heard about and read about the movie The Bridge for years, but until recently I had not watched it entirely myself. Since I teach frequently about suicide and have actually made reference to the movie, I thought I should see it and review it for a blog entry. I believe it certainly has relevance to military mental health given the rise in military suicides and relevance to mental health in general since suicide is one of the most frightening client outcomes that we encounter or worry about as mental health professionals.
Some would believe that living in paradise or in Hawaii offers every opportunity to consider, plan, and implement regular self-care strategies. After all, I am surrounded by the mountains, ocean, and sunny weather…with a chance of more sun. Although these vivid and simple reminders exist as they do anywhere, there is more to be understood about being mindfully aware and engaging in self-care both in clinical practice or training. Fortunately, there appears to be a growing interest in the literature on psychologist self-care with various recommendations on how to build and maintain a healthy career in our profession.