Deployment Psychology Blog

Research Update: 8 February 2018

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The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● The Zero Suicide Model: Applying evidence-based suicide prevention practices to clinical care.
● Posttraumatic Stress and Suicidality Among Firefighters: The Moderating Role of Distress Tolerance.
● Associations of Stress Exposures and Social Support with Subsequent Long- Term Mental Health Outcomes Among U.S. Iraq War Veterans.

Staff Perspective: Soul Asylum Rocks the Troops in the Middle East

Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D.

It’s easy to say “I support the troops.”  It’s quite another thing to leave your family during the holidays, travel 24 hours to the other side of the world, clear multiple levels of security, and provide free entertainment to deployed Service members.  However, this is what the band Soul Asylum did recently.   In late December, I talked with lead guitarist Ryan Smith about performing for Service members, morale abroad, and the experience of being a civilian visitor in a deployed setting.

CDP News: 2 February 2018

Welcome to 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. It’s a new month and we’ve got lots of new events to talk about.