Deployment Psychology Blog

Research Update: 16 May 2019

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
● Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Veterans.
● The importance of distinguishing between harassment-only and assault military sexual trauma during screening.
● Occupational Challenges in Military Service Members With Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
● Randomized Controlled Trial of Imagery Rehearsal for Posttraumatic Nightmares in Combat Veterans.

Staff Perspective: The Art of Reintegration – How to Become a Civilian

Debra Nofziger, Psy.D.

Every Service member leaving active duty has the experience of reintegrating with the civilian life, as well as their civilian side. While this may be looked forward to by many, it is nonetheless, a time of anxiety as Service members figure out how to move from one role and "identity" to something else. I have both experienced this and watched it in others. What I've found is that people do not fundamentally change as much as, or in the ways, they think. The role changes, who they are does not. 

By the Numbers: 13 May 2019


The estimated percentage of "physician faculty" in military graduate medical education programs who "are experiencing burnout," according to a recent article in the journal Military Medicine -- The Prevalence of Faculty Physician Burnout in Military Graduate Medical Education Training Programs: A Cross-Sectional Study of Academic Physicians in the United States Department of Defense.

CDP News: 10 May 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. May is well underway and the summer is off to a great start!