Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Voices: A Look at Somnambulism/Sleepwalking

Somnambulism (ie, sleepwalking) is a disorder of arousal that falls under the Parasomnias group of disorders. Parasomnias are undesirable motor, verbal, or experiential events that occur typically during non-Rapid Eye-Movement (NREM) sleep.  The disorder is usually benign, self-limited and rarely requires treatment.

CDP News: March 15, 2013

Once again it’s Friday and time for our weekly wrap-up of events in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, CDP News.  First up, today marks the end of our 2013 Southwest Regional 1-Week training in Phoenix. From all reports, it’s been a great week for both presenters and participants. I know our presenters enjoy the opportunity to get out and work directly with behavioral health providers in the community.Hopefully, all of the participants learned a lot of great information that they can use in their efforts to treat Service Members and Veterans as well.

Research Update: March 14, 2013

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
• Military Caregivers: Cornerstones of Support for Our Nation's Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans
• He's home, but he's not the same: a pastoral counseling impression of family care after combat related traumatic brain injury.
• Recruitment to online therapies for depression: pilot cluster randomized controlled trial.
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD and Somatization: An Open Trial.

Staff Voices: CDP in the Media

The Center for Deployment Psychology received a nice mention in the media last week. Several news outlets picked up the press release on our recent efforts working with Army One Source.  As part of the CDP’s continuing efforts to ensure the availability of high-quality training, we’re helping Army One Source to provide “free online continuing education training to behavioral health providers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, registered nurses, and professional counselors and therapists.”