Deployment Psychology Blog

CDP News: February 15, 2013

Hello and welcome to the end of another week, but before we head off into the long weekend it's time to recap the news of the past week and look ahead to the future in this week's CDP News. Our biggest event of the week is the launching of our 2013 South Regional 1-Week Training event. We're headed to the Oklahoma City metro area, specifically Norman, OK, from April 8 through 12. Seating is limited for this event, so if you're interested be sure and sign up quick. For more details or to register, please visit the event's page here. On the same subject, our Southwest Regional 1-week Training held in Phoenix, AZ from March 11 through 15 is still open for registration as well.

Research Update: February 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:
• Mental Disorders Among OEF/OIF Veterans Using VA Health Care: Facts and Figures (CRS)
• Veterans and Homelessness (CRS)
• Screening for Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Primary Care: A Systematic Review (VA)

Staff Voices: A Look at Pharmacotherapy and Suicide

For providers steeped in the use of evidence-based psychotherapies, it is important to keep in mind the relief from suicidal ideation that can be achieved through the use of combination therapy (psychotherapy plus pharmacotherapy).  For patients experiencing suicidal ideation with intent, it is especially critical to alert patients to the option of psychiatric medications, and to support their decision to pursue pharmacotherapy in conjunction with psychotherapy.

CDP News: February 8, 2013

Happy Friday and welcome to this week's CDP News Update, where we take a quick look at recent and upcoming happenings in and around the CDP. First up, we've spent this week running our "Topics in Deployment Psychology" Training in Bethesda. The first few days have gone well and hopefully the three days next week will continue in the same fashion.