Happy Friday everyone! It's a quick update this time around. Due to the holidays both this week and next and the resulting shortened weeks, we don't have a lot on the schedule lately. However, we'll be back on the road come the new year! The University Counseling Center Core Competency program is headed to Syracuse University in New York on January 8th.
Deployment Psychology Blog
As 2012 is drawing to a close I find myself caught up in the usual holiday hustle-and-bustle. When I pull out my holiday cards, I am reminded that last year they read “Happy Holidays from San Diego & somewhere in the Western Pacific” – and I am thankful that this year my active-duty Navy husband is home to share in the festivities. We all know that separations are a part of military life, but holiday deployments can make this time of year particularly stressful for military families.
Happy holidays and welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! Before we take off for Christmas, we’ve got a few things to cover. First up, today is the final day to register for the CDP’s inaugural UC4-e program to be held at San Diego State University, January 10-11. This session will focus on providing training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy to individuals who have previously participated in our UC4 program. If you can’t make it to this one, we’ve got other events on the calendar and we’ll be adding more in the future. Keep an eye on our UC4-e page to stay up to date on our current schedule.
After working in military adult outpatient settings for about four years, I was asked to cover the psychologist position on an inpatient psychiatric ward. This has been a rather dramatic change for me. In the outpatient clinics I had focused on providing psychotherapy mostly within the framework of cognitive behavioral techniques and evidence-based protocols. In my transition to this new inpatient role, I wondered how my outpatient therapy skills would translate to this very different and fast paced environment.