Deployment Psychology Blog

Guest Perspective: My Experience with The Summer Institute

Understanding the influence of military culture on mental health and organizational aspects of the armed services is of particular interest to me given my decision to join the Air Force in 2015. Although, even if I were not a Service member, I would still consider the knowledge and skills gained during The Summer Institute to have utility, in working with Veteran populations and the families of those who served, as a civilian health care provider. I expected to learn about evidence-based treatments for a wide range of clinical presentations and military-specific stressors, what was less expected was the involvement of so many former and current military psychologists who added breadth and depth to the seminars and didactics.

By the Numbers: 8 January 2018

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The percentage of 830,825 VA patients "who screened positive for unhealthy alcohol use" between 10/1/09–5/30/13 who had "documented PTSD," according to a new article in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment -- Alcohol-related and mental health care for patients with unhealthy alcohol use and posttraumatic stress disorder in a National Veterans Affairs cohort.

CDP News: 5 January 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 2018 and we’re back from the holidays ready to get started with a new year of training.

Research Update: 4 January 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:
● PTSD Monthly Update: Concerned About Your Drinking? Get Help with VetChange
● The relationship between DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters and alcohol misuse among military veterans.
● Web-Based Tools and Mobile Applications To Mitigate Burnout, Depression, and Suicidality Among Healthcare Students and Professionals: a Systematic Review.