Deployment Psychology Blog
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.
The number of female servicemembers wounded and killed, respectively, in roughly 10 years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a December 13, 2012 Congressional Research Report, Women in Combat: Issues for Congress (PDF).
As we approach the holiday season, we're as busy as ever here at the CDP! This was an eventful week as we wrapped up the latest iteration of our "Topics in Deployment Psychology" course. We'd like to thank all our participants and presenters for making this a such a successful event. While that completes our major training events for year, we're already hard at work setting up next year's programs. We hope to bring an even bigger and better slate of training opportunities for both civilian and military behavioral health providers.