Deployment Psychology Blog

CDP News: March 29, 2013

We’ve almost made it through another week, but before we wrap things up it’s time for the latest edition of CDP News. This week we start things off by reminding everyone that today is the final day to register for our 2013 South Regional 1-Week Civilian Training to be held in the Oklahoma City metro area, April 8 through 12. Today is your last chance to sign up to attend this event, so act quick! These week-long training events are great opportunities for behavioral health providers to learn how to treat Service Members and Veterans. For more information about these programs, visit the civilian training section of our website.

Research Update: March 28, 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:
• Combat & Operational Stress Research Quarterly – Spring 2013
• Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families (IOM)
• If We Ask, What They Might Tell: Clinical Assessment Lessons from LGBT Military Personnel Post-DADT
• Transgender People in the Military: Don't Ask? Don't Tell? Don't Enlist!

Staff Voices: A Review of the New Book “Fire and Forget”

In Siobhan Fallon’s story “Tips for a Smooth Transition," a newly returned soldier tries to explain to his bewildered wife why he felt compelled to jump into the midst of a pod of Galapagos sharks during their Hawaiian vacation. “I’ve seen kid toys loaded with explosives, snipers hiding in an elementary school. I’ve been in a Humvee with soldiers singing ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ and a second later it was upside down, full of fire and screams…That back there? That wasn’t anything to be afraid of. That was nothing but a bunch of fat fish having lunch.”

CDP News: March 22, 2013

Happy Friday and welcome to the latest edition of CDP News where we take a quick look at all the newest happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. First up, last week we were out in Phoenix for our 2013 Southwest Regional 1-Week Civilian Training. It was a great time and we’d like to thank all our participants and presenters for making it such a success all around. While on the topic of our week-long trainings, next Friday is the last day to register for our 2013 South Regional 1-Week Civilian Training to be held in the Oklahoma City metro area April 8-12.