CDP News: 15 September 2017

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. We’re halfway through September already and the fall is shaping up to be another busy season here at CDP.

On Wednesday, we held the second of our weekly webinars in September intended to spotlight suicide awareness. This time around Sean Convoy, DNP, PMHNP-BC, discussed suicide risk assessment. If you weren’t able to join for the live presentation, you can watch a recording here. Last week’s “Veteran Suicide Data and VA Prevention Programs” is also available for on-demand viewing. 

We’ve got two more great webinars scheduled for this month as well. 20 September will feature “The Safety Planning Intervention for Reducing Suicide Risk.” Then on  27 September, we will present “Means Restriction and Talking to Suicidal Veterans About Firearms.” All of the webinars will be presented from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern via Adobe Connect. CDP will be teaming up with Cohen Veterans Network to offer free CEs to attendees of these events. All participants who attend and successfully complete a post-training survey/evaluation will be eligible to receive one free CE credit for each webinar.

Today is the last day to sign up for our next online EBP event, a Cognitive Processing Training on 19-20 September. This CPT event will be presented via Zoom. You can find more info on the Zoom platform on our online training page here. Next month, on 12-13 October, we’ll be back in Second Life for a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D) training. All our currently scheduled events can be found on our upcoming training calendar. If you would like to be notified when registration begins for any upcoming online event, you can sign up by completing the form here.

We continued to spotlight suicide prevention in this week’s Staff Perspective column on the CDP blog. Sharon Birman reviewed the documentary”The S-Word.”  This compelling film tells the story of several men and women who have struggled with suicide ideation and behavior, and the strength, resilience, and courage exhibited by survivors.  Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Research Update, which is back again after a few weeks off. It’s still packed with all the latest news, journal articles, and useful links from around the Web.

That’s all we’ve got for this week. We hope everyone has a great weekend. Don’t forget to check back on Monday for a new entry in our By the Numbers column!