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.
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:
• Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: National Findings from VA Residential Treatment Programs.
• Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Headache Pain: A Pilot Study.
• Factors Associated With Shift Work Disorder in Nurses Working With Rapid-Rotation Schedules in Japan: The Nurses' Sleep Health Project.
• Proportionate responses to life events influence clinicians' judgments of psychological abnormality.
ACCOUNTABILITY! ACCOUNTABILITY! That is the mantra of our current era of fiscal challenges. It is noteworthy then to ask how will viable programs continue to thrive with diminished resources? An effective strategic tool to guide this decision process is program evaluation. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO, Designing Evaluations, 2012) defines program evaluation as “A systematic study using research methods to collect and analyze data to assess how well a program is working and why.”
This represents the increase in "the cumulative amount of time that a soldier has spent deployed," from December 2008 to December 2011, according to a new report by the RAND Corporation, Measuring Army Deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The report is rich with statistics.
Welcome to March and this week’s edition of CDP News. As always, we’ll be taking a brief look at the happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. First up, today is the final day to register in advance for our Southwest Regional Civilian Training to be held in Phoenix March 11-15. Our week-long training events are a great opportunity to learn about a wide variety of deployment related issues directly from CDP’s very own subject matter experts.