Deployment Psychology Blog

August 27, 2012: By the Numbers


The percentage of "U.S. military deployers" to Iraq and Afghanistan that is female, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, a publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. The article -- Health of women after wartime deployments: correlates of risk for selected medical conditions among females after initial and repeat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, active component, U.S. Armed Forces -- notes that, in total, women comprise about one-seventh (14%) of the U.S. military's "active component."

August 23, 2012: Research Update

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:
• Expanding the Boundaries of PTSD Treatment.
• Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Staff Voices - From Soldier to Student: Helping Veterans Succeed in College

One of the programs at CDP that I’m most proud of is the University Counseling Center Core Competency program, or UC4. This is a day-long program designed to provide training to universities in matters related to military psychology, and through my travels I’ve been fortunate to meet literally dozens of on-campus personnel who provide direct services to service members and veterans on a college campus.