Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the latest edition of CDP News! Looking back over the week, it was another busy one around the Center for Deployment Psychology. We had two teams presenting two separate, but overlapping, events for our University Counseling Center Core Competency program this week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Dr. Holly O’Reilly and Laura Copland traveled down to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to instruct attendees on Cognitive Processing Therapy as part of the UC4-Extended program. Then on Thursday, Dr. Kevin Holloway and Dr. Jenna Ermold visited Illinois State University in Normal, IL to deliver the core UC4 program.
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:
• Department of Defense Instruction: Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services.
• Screening for and Treatment of Suicide Risk Relevant to Primary Care: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
• Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (AHRQ)
• Interventions for the Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Adults After Exposure to Psychological Trauma. (AHRQ)
For many mental health providers, the focus on providing evidence-based treatments for deployment-related issues allows us to improve treatment outcomes for the patients in front of us. However, what about the patients who never make it to our door? While we know that many Service Members and Veterans are not likely to seek out specialty mental health care, patients do have regular contact with their primary care providers (PCPs).For many Service Members, the primary care clinic is the only contact with medical care, the place where the rubber meets the road, and all health care gets done.