Another week comes to a close, which means it's time for another round of announcements about the latest happenings as the Center for Deployment Psychology. First up this week, we'd like to welcome two new members to the CDP staff. Millie Rogers is joining the team as Strategic Communicator and Michelle Cornette is coming on board as a Subject Matter Expert.
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:
• Examining aggression in male Vietnam veterans who receive VA services: The role of traumatic events and combat exposure.
• Importance of Patient Culture and Exergaming Design for Clinical Populations: A Case Series on Exercise Adherence in Soldiers with Depression.
Dissociation is not unusual during psychological traumatization, and dissociative symptoms commonly occur with PTSD. Its manifestation both peri-trauma and during trauma recall is disturbing to both patients and therapists. Some trauma experts believe dissociation plays a unique role in management of trauma-related distress. A dissociative subtype of PTSD is being considered for DSM-V.
38 per 100,000 and 36 per 100,000
The suicide rates of OIF/OEF veterans using VHA services vs. the suicide rates of non-OIF/OEF veterans using VHA services, according to an article in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology -- Psychopathology, Iraq and Afghanistan Service, and Suicide Among Veterans Health Administration Patients.
It's Friday, which means it's time for the week round-up of goings-on at the CDP. For those of you in the DC metro area, tomorrow, July 14th, Dr. Bill Brim will present The Etiology, Assessment & Treatment of PTSD in Arlington, VA. This continuing education opportunity is a service of Penn State College of Medicine and individuals may register at http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/ce/home/programs/socialworkers.