EXCOM convened their annual mid-year meeting earlier this month. President Surface shared his presidential goals/objectives for his year as President. He introduced his Presidential theme of “Stronger Together” and emphasized the need for the Division to be inclusive of all military psychologists, especially Applied Psychologists, along with finding new and innovative ways to collaborate with them on research and other Division initiatives. Reports from other division leaders and chairs followed. Please see attached for complete minutes.
As many of you have heard, this year’s APA Convention will be fully virtual. Division 19 Programming is going virtual right along with it!
While we are disappointed that we will not be able to see all of your lovely faces in-person, we are excited about this new opportunity for our Division programming to reach more people than ever before! Our Program Committee is working overtime to transition the originally scheduled programming into the virtual realm. Stay tuned for the full program to be released July 13. Be sure to follow @APADiv19 on Twitter for the latest convention news and updates!
Division 19 is participating in the COVID-19 Military Support Initiative (CMSI). One of their initiatives is to create a repository of COVID-19 related research in the military and veteran space with analysis and overlay of issues that will be available publicly. This repository will host links to reports and research from working group participants. Military services, government participants, and philanthropic partners have all expressed interest in this consolidation in addition to the value we believe it will bring to nonprofits. If you have data you would be willing to share, please email our Division 19 representatives to CMSI, Drs. Ryan Landoll (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Corinn Elmore (email@example.com).
USSOCOM is looking to mobilize a USAR or NG 73B for 1 yr, with the option of extending up to 3, with a tentative start date of 01OCT20. The start date is negotiable for the right applicant. Primary duty location is MacDill AFB Tampa, FL.
Duties include: Performs direct and consultative clinical psychology services to support HQ USSOCOM, SOCOM component units (including Guard and Reserve members), and USSOCOM Care Coalition. Provide clinical psychology services to include individual and couples psychotherapy services to support Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) personnel returning from Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel, as well as other OCONUS and CONUS-based activities. Additionally, provides the same services to other service members and their eligible family members. MUST be trained and experienced in providing evidence-based psychotherapy services as per DoD/VA Clinical Practice Guidelines (e.g. CPT, PE). Provide psychological testing and clinical interviews for HQ's USSOCOM members seeking special duty assignment (i.e. recruiter, sniper) and command directed mental health evaluations. TDY to the component units to provide clinical services as needed to support embedded psychological assets. Prefer applicants with previous combat deployment experience and experience with SOF behavioral health but those without previous SOF experience will be considered. POC is USSOCOM Deputy Command Psychologist LTC Paul E. Boccio; firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming deadlines excerpted below. Please see attached for the APF’s full listing of open applications.
Maria R. Stuart Grant: $20,000
Due: July 1, 2020
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/stuart-grant
David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant: $8,500
Due: September 15, 2020
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/barlow
APF / Division 39 Grant: $6,000
New due date: September 15, 2020
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/division-39
Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland: $15,000
Due: September 15, 2020
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/walsh
Steven O. Walfish Grants: $2,000
Due: September 30, 2020
More information: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/walfish
A Message from International Military Testing Association Management Board
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Given the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of hosting a conference in October 2020, the IMTA Management Board in consultation with the organizers of this year's conference (the Society for Military Psychology) has decided to postpone the 62nd Annual Conference of IMTA until October 25th - 28th, 2021. This conference will take place at the same location at it was planned for this year, in Raleigh, NC, USA, and will retain the same format with workshops, meetings and the opening reception on October 25th, the main conference October 26th - 28th, and optional excursions on October 29th.
The safety of IMTA attendees is our paramount concern. We have closely monitored the situation since the detection and spread of COVID-19. Although in some regions of the world travel restrictions are loosening or will be loosened quite soon, it remains unsure which measures on travels and gatherings will still apply in October. Currently, in Raleigh, a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 10 people is still in place with no guidance on the policy for gatherings in October 2020. On this basis, it is impossible to make the necessary planning for the conference and its related events. IMTA’s management board concluded postponement was unavoidable under the circumstance and authorized the organizer to negotiate with the venue for fall 2021 dates. With the alternative dates (see above) determined, we are now able to inform everyone and to ask you to reserve those dates for 2021.
I take the opportunity to thank Eric Surface, the host of the next conference, for all his tremendous efforts so far and his commitment to make IMTA 2021 an even more fantastic event. My thanks also go to Myckel Cremers and his team, who spontaneously agreed to postpone the conference planned for 2021 in the Netherlands.
Other organizations, such as SIOP or APA, decided to go forward with virtual conferences. Even APA’s Technology Mind and Society conference, which is later in October 2020, decided to go virtual. This idea was also discussed in the Management Board. However, the IMTA culture is characterized by the friendly, even family atmosphere, the collegial conversations and the spontaneous encounters during the breaks and social events. This can’t be transferred to the virtual world. Nevertheless, if someone has the know-how, the time and the motivation to “host” a virtual conference in the initially planned time frame, she or he is invited to contact me directly (email@example.com) in order to discuss this option and the related activities.
And finally, on behalf of Allister McIntyre, Director of Communications, I inform all who contributed a chapter to a CDA press book that CDA press has ceased operation during the COVID-19 crisis. All the volumes currently in progress will eventually be published, but there is no way to predict when this will happen.
All decisions mentioned above have been taken after careful consideration of the unprecedented global circumstances we are all facing, and we hope that you and your families remain in good health and spirits. And of course, we hope to see you all in October 2021 in Raleigh where we can continue the tradition of the exceptionally inspiring IMTA conferences.
With best wishes and regards,
COL Hubert Annen, Ph.D.
Chair of Management Board IMTA
Voting in 2020 Division Elections is now open!
The Division 19 Elections Committee encourages all those who are eligible to vote. It is important to participate in selecting our leaders and shaping the future of our Society.
What offices are being elected? President-elect and one Member-at-Large are being elected.
Who are the candidates? We have a highly qualified slate of candidates, and candidate statements are attached. You can also review candidate statements and a video townhall with the Presidential candidates at https://www.militarypsych.org/vote.html.
Who can vote? Fellows, members, and associates of the Division as well as dues-paying affiliates (professional, international, student) can vote.
How long is voting? Voting opens 29 April and closes 12 June. We will be sending reminder messages.
Voting. APA runs the elections process. You should receive an email from APA as voting opens with voting instructions. If you do not receive an email and you believe you should have, please contact a member of the Elections Committee or APA Elections Director, Garnett Coad (firstname.lastname@example.org). When you vote, spread the word with #ivoteddiv19 #militarypsychology!
Division 19 Elections Committee:
Maurice Sipos, Chair, President-elect
Paul Bartone, Member-at-Large
Bruce Crow, Member-at-Large
Scott Johnston, Member-at-Large
The Spring 2020 edition of The Military Psychologist is here. Check it out!
I want to encourage you all to consider nominating a colleague (or yourself) for one of Division 19's Annual Awards. The process is straightforward and requires:
1. A letter of justification describing the qualifications of the nominee in a single page
2. A current resume or CV
All materials should be sent to me (email@example.com). Descriptions of our awards are posted at: https://www.militarypsych.org/awards.html. Please submit nominations in PDF format and list the name of the nominee and the award on the subject line of your email (e.g., John Doe, Julius E. Uhlaner Award). Winners will be notified prior to 30 June 2020 and awards will be presented during one of the Society for Military Psychology events at the upcoming APA convention in Washington, DC.
Nominee submissions must be received by 1 May, 2020 to be considered by the Awards Committee.
Stephen V. Bowles, PhD, ABPP
Past President, Division 19
Chair, Awards Committee
The DoD is actively recruiting for 20open Clinical Psychologist postings at a variety of locations. Please see attachments for each category of opening.
Applications and inquiries can be directed to Nedra Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-710-3647.