Every year, the Society for Military Psychology’s Elections Committee asks its members to participate in
the democratic process. We ask some to volunteer and run for office. We ask all who are eligible to
participate in our Society’s governance by voting. Both acts ensure the strength of our Society now and
in the future.
The Elections Committee is now accepting nominations for the positions of President-Elect, APA Council
Representative, Member-at-Large, and for the first time, Student Member-at-Large. We must have at
least two candidates for APA Council Representative. Information about each position is available in the
attached document. You are also encouraged to reach out to the current incumbents of these positions
if you have any questions.
Please send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 Feb 2021. Nominations should include the
individual’s name, e-mail address, phone number, and the position for which they are being nominated.
We ask that before you nominate someone for a position, you confirm their interest in the position.
Self-nominations are welcome. If you have questions about eligibility or the nomination process, please
contact any member of the Elections Committee.
We also ask all members to ensure their 2021 dues are paid in order to receive a voting ballot from APA.
Thanks for participating in the democratic process and ensuring our Society has strong leadership for the
Society for Military Psychology Elections Committee
Tatana Olson, President-Elect
Bruce Crow, Member-at-Large
Emily Grieser, Member-at-Large
Scott Johnston, Member-at-Large
The Division 19 Communications Committee is seeking applicants for our Chair-Select position for 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to help foster communication both within the Division membership as well as represent us to the greater community. The Committee is in direct and frequent contact with Division 19 leadership. Opportunities include website and social media management, podcast development, and event promotion. The selectee would be expected to rotate to the Chair position in 2022 and be Past-chair in 2023.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and a statement of experience, interest, and understanding, outlining past experience with social media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter), public relations, and/or other mass communication activities. Please direct questions to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit application materials to the same addresses by 15 Oct 2019.
The Military Psychology Summit is being held virtually 14-16 October. Register for it here: https://www.militarypsych.org/summit.html. Here are three of the panels to look forward to:
University of Denver’s Military Psychology Specialty is hosting a webinar series in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). Recognizing September as Suicide Awareness Month, the first webinar which will be hosted by Georgia Gerald, LCSW from the Rocky Mountain VA, and is titled Virtual Suicide Risk Assessment and Management: Considerations and Guidelines. The webinar series begins Friday, September 25 from 12:00PM – 1:00PM (MDT) and will run from September 2020 - February 2021. To learn more or to register for the first webinar, click here.
The 2021 Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology (LIWP) is open! The Call for Applications will close on Friday, November 6th at 4:59 PM Eastern Time. To apply, please click this link.
LIWP 2021 will be presented in an entirely virtual format that will incorporate both synchronous (live group activities) and asynchronous (on your own, in your own time) methods. The program is divided into a Virtual Spring Workshop and a Virtual Fall Workshop. All content will be presented in a series of three-hour, highly interactive sessions, Tuesdays from 11 AM – 2 PM Eastern Time. Potential applicants with questions should feel free to email us at WomensPrograms@apa.org.
The University of South Florida (USF) School of Aging Studies is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Sleep Health Across Adulthood. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of a renewal with a start of November 2020. The annual salary is based on the NIH standard. This appointment consists of stipends, health insurance, and a travel allowance. During global pandemic, the postdoc will work remotely (thus no need to move physically) by regularly communicating with the investigators via web conference calls. See attached for more information.
The Summer 2020 Issue of The Military Psychologist is now available on the Division website www.militarypsych.org. This Special COVID-19 Issue is a must read to see how the membership responded to the necessary changes to our service delivery of Military Psychology given the pandemic; there are insights from our international colleagues, how our students and training programs adapted, how our enlisted members were utilized as well as our military personnel deployment responses in support of the mission. Don't forget, there is still time to submit your articles, program ideas and updates for the Fall 2020 Issue - Due Sept 20th. The Division membership wants to hear from you!
The Military Psychology Summit is being held virtually 14-16 October. Register for it here: https://www.militarypsych.org/summit.html. Here are two of the panels to look forward to:
Military Coaching Programs and Practices
Presently, psychologists serving as coaches provide assessments, skill training, performance enhancement, and leadership consulting in the government and military. This panel features psychologists serving in various organizational coaching, consulting, research, and advising roles. This presentation will describe some current military programs and coaching practices by psychologists for military members. Presenters will be Stephen V. Bowles, PhD, MSW; CAPT Scott L Johnston, PhD; LTC Michael DeVries, PhD; Michelle Ambrose, PhD; and Gregory Ruark, PhD.
Pandemics and populations: What about suicide?
This panel will introduce public health approaches and pandemic considerations applied to suicide prevention. COVID-19 specific impacts on suicide risk and protective factors will be reviewed as well as interventions driven by need for social distancing. Presenters will be Bruce E. Crow, PsyD, MPH; Mark A. Reger, PhD; Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP; and David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP.
Every year, the Division awards up to two $1500 grants to support student research in the field of military psychology. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in psychology programs (clinical/healthcare, I/O, cognitive, applied, etc.) are eligible to apply. Recipients of the 2020 Student Research Grant will present their proposals at APA 2021 in San Diego, with an option to present in-person or virtually. In-person attendees are eligible for an additional $750 travel award. Applications are due by the end of day 31 Oct. Please see the attached application for details.
Call for Participants: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Enlistment Motivation on Veteran Reintegration
Researchers at Kaiser University are studying the possible influence on veterans’ reintegration outcomes based on childhood abuse and neglect reasons for joining the military. Veterans with post-9/11 service time are eligible. 15-minute survey link here. See attached for more information.