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.
Deployment Psychology Blog
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.
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.”
275,000 to more than one million
The number of "men and women who are caring or have previously cared for wounded, ill, or injured service members and veterans," according to a new study by the RAND Corporation, Military Caregivers: Cornerstones of Support for Our Nation's Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans. That seems like a wide numerical range but, RAND says, nobody know for sure exactly how many military caregivers there are, and the actual number may be higher.
It's Friday and that means it's time for another edition of CDP News, where we take a quick look at the latest happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. First up, today our University Counseling Center Core Competency program visits North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. CDP Executive Director, Dr. David Riggs will be delivering this presentation. The next UC4 program will be held on March 18th, when the program heads to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.