Webinars

Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Pandemic Environment, Combat, and Depression – How Memory and Tradition Can Help

The ongoing pandemic has created an environment of chronic stress, fear, tension and vigilance. While this is a difficult combination for all of us to experience, it can be especially difficult for those who have experienced this combination before, such as our combat Veterans. Traditions and rituals can help us remember more peaceful times and experience subsequent emotions, temper difficult memories from our past and stress of our present.  

By the Numbers: 25 January 2021

80%

The percentage of "recruits who exceeded the weight-for-height standards but subsequently entered the military because they passed the standards later or received a waiver" who "left the military before completing their first term of enlistment but after the expenditure of training costs," according to a recent Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report -- Obesity in the United States and Effects on Military Recruiting.

Research Update: 21 January 2021

Research Update Icon

The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● Identifying signals associated with psychiatric illness utilizing language and images posted to Facebook.
● Emotional processes in binge drinking: A systematic review and perspective.
● Cannabis use among military veterans: A great deal to gain or lose?

Staff Perspective: Winter Reflections on the Summer Institute

Dr. Libby Parins

Each winter I write about the Center for Deployment Psychology’s Summer Institute (CDPSI) being a fantastic opportunity for doctoral students considering a career as a military psychologist to learn about military psychology, internships, and career paths. Typically, the CDPSI is an in-person, five-day course held on the campus of the Uniformed Services Health Science University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. As with most other in-person events in 2020, the CDPSI was converted to an online event last summer due to COVID-19. 

Research Update: 14 January 2021

Research Update Icon

The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● Associations Between Service Members’ Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Partner Accommodation Over Time.
● An examination of the mental health and academic performance of student veterans.
● Management of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans and Military Service Members: A Review of Pharmacologic and Psychotherapeutic Interventions Since 2016.

Pages

Deployment Psychology Blog | Page 3 | Center for Deployment Psychology

Error

The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.