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CDP News: June 14, 2013

It’s time for another edition of our weekly CDP News column! We’ll be taking a look at recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, as well as events we’ve got coming up in the near future. On the training front, on Tuesday Dr. Ted Bonar was in Hartford, CT to present our University Counseling Center Core Competency training for the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges. The UC4 training continues to be one of our most popular and fastest growing programs. We’ve recently added more schools to our list of upcoming locations we’re going to visit. If you’re interested in bringing the UC4 to your local college or university, please visit our request form for more details.

Research Update: June 13, 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:
• Stigma associated with PTSD: Perceptions of treatment seeking combat veterans.
• A Transdiagnostic Internet-­‐Based Maintenance Treatment Enhances the Stability of Outcome after Inpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
• Efficacy of "seeking safety" in a Dutch population of traumatized substance-­‐use disorder outpatients: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial.

Staff Voices: Changing Your Brain Can Change Your Mind - Why Neuroscience Matters

Have you had the experience of patients who can’t seem to stop recycling their negative thoughts, ones who make statements like, “My life is just a series of bad events.” and “I can’t change, I’m just hardwired that way.”? As a clinician, I have often revisited the question of “Can people change?” and if they do, how?  This has elicited a long-time personal theory that people maintain an initial “knee-jerk” response when triggered, but with the use of therapeutic tools, life experiences and other methods they can learn to be aware of these “old” responses and consciously, and many times within seconds, move toward a healthier, more positive response.

By the Numbers - June 10, 2013

92% and 26%

The percentages, respectively, of veterans ages 25+ who have a high school diploma and a bachelors degree, according to an infographic from the U.S. Census Bureau, A Snapshot of Our Nation's Veterans.  According to the Census Bureau, veterans are more likely than the average American to have a high school diploma but less likely to have earned a bachelor's degree.

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