Deployment Psychology Blog

Research Update: 5 April 2018

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This week's Research Update continues our April spotlight on sleep. Some of this week's topics include:
● Different polysomnographic patterns in military Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea in those with and without post-traumatic stress disorder.
● Comorbid insomnia symptoms predict lower 6-month adherence to CPAP in US Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea.
● Sleep Disturbance as a Predictor of Time to Drug and Alcohol Use Treatment in Primary Care.

Staff Perspective: Getting Trained in Sleep Disorder Assessment and Treatment

Timothy Rogers, Ph.D.

The lack of training pertaining to the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders is not uncommon amongst behavioral healthcare providers.  When I am conducting trainings for CDP, few attendees endorse receiving any formal training pertaining to the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders.   However, when asked about the patients that they work with, most attendees indicate the vast majority of their patients have sleep problems.  This critical knowledge gap between training and clinical needs of patients underscores the importance of training in the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders.  In particular, I want to highlight some key points I have taken from my training in this area and have found to be very helpful in my clinical practice, supervision and training.

CDP News: 30 March 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. March is just about over and we’re all ready for April and warmer weather!

Research Update: 29 March 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 Research Quarterly - Shared Decision-making for PTSD
● Patients’ perspectives on political self-disclosure, the therapeutic alliance, and the infiltration of politics into the therapy room in the Trump era.
● American Military Veteran Entrepreneurs: A Comprehensive Profile of Demographic, Service History, and Psychosocial Characteristics.