If you are planning to attend the upcoming the Society for Industrial / Organizational Psychology Annual meeting, let us know. We'd like to highlight Div 19 members, so if you are presenting, send me the details and we'll put them up on militarypsych.org. Also, let's use social media hashtag #Div19atSIOP for connecting on those platforms.
Communications Committee Chair
In March the Military-to-Civilian Transition Research Forum will host two teleconferences to present the latest research on the military-to-civilian transition process.
On March 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST, the topic will be “Service Members’ Perspectives on Treatment: Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide”. The presenter will be Kevin O'Leary PsyD of the Lowell Vet Center in Massachusetts.
On March 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST, the topic will be the Annual Veterans Employment Report which will be released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) days before this call. The presenter will be James Borbely, Senior Economist at the Bureau of Labor
For dial-in information or to be added to the monthly announcements contact Dr. Nathan D. Ainspan at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 21 Forum: “Service Members’ Perspectives on Treatment: Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide”
Presentation summary: Many service members struggle to reconnect with civilian culture and that divide can become a barrier to psychological treatment. Dr. O’Leary will present his dissertation research that used qualitative analysis to exploring service members’ experiences of starting therapy with a civilian or veteran therapist. The results are used to explore service members’ understandings of military culture, establishing rapport, and the initial encounter of therapy. Implications for trauma treatment, military cultural competency, and successful
Presenter: Dr. O’Leary is a clinical psychologist at the Lowell Vet Center in. He graduated from Antioch University New England in 2017. He completed his internship at the Albany Internship Consortium, and his post-doctoral residency in PTSD at the Albany VA Medical Center.
March 28 Forum: 2018 Annual Veterans Employment Report
Presentation summary: Every March the BLS releases the comprehensive Employment Situation of Veterans report that tabulates and analyzes employment data from the Current
Population Survey. The presenter will summarize the findings from the most recent report, provide context for the findings, a description of how the data are collected, and a greater understanding of how these data are used (and potentially misunderstood or misused).
Presenter: James Borbely is Senior Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. . He is an expert in veteran labor force data and demographic statistics from the Current Population Survey.
About the Military-to-Civilian Transition Research Forum
The Military-to-Civilian Transition Research Forum is sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO). TVPO provides transition assistance policy and program oversight to promote, advance and instill a culture of career ready Service members. This includes the redesign, implementation and evaluation of the DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and transition curriculum. TVPO's mission is to help foster a military culture that returns to America a career-ready Veteran which strengthens the all-volunteer force. Its strategic goals are to: revitalize TAP to meet the needs of the nation, strengthen partner collaboration to improve service member career readiness, and institutionalize transition preparation into the military culture.
For more information contact Dr. Nathan D. Ainspan, Senior Research Psychologist, TVPO, at email@example.com or (703) 614-8663.
The Learning Organization, a professional journal published by Emerald Publishing, has a Special Edition Call for Papers. This special volume will focus on “organizational learning in national security organizations (including the military)”. Other than this broad theme, there is no restriction on the topic, agency, service, organization, geographical region, or political entity (local, national, or international) for contributors to write about. The word count per article should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words. The special issue is expected to go to print in 2020.
Inquiries and questions about the call should be addressed to the special issue editor Dr. Anthony DiBella by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 1.401.523.9467. Expressions of interest must be submitted to Dr. DiBella by 15 April.
The election committee would like to present the 2019 slate of candidates for our officer elections (see elections page). Thanks to all of you who nominated candidates and to the candidates who have agreed to run and serve if elected. Your engagement and efforts strengthen our Society.
We will be holding a candidate information session (to answer candidate questions about running) soon. We will also be scheduling a townhall with both President-elect candidates for early April. Voting opens on 15 APR and closes 29 May. More to follow.
Paul Bartone, Member-at-Large
Bruce Crow, Member-at-Large
Tatana Olson, Member-at-Large
Eric Surface, President-elect, Chai
International Military Psychology Travel Award
A limited number of travel awards up to $1500 are available to support travel of Division 19 members to international (non-U.S.) professional meetings in order to present a scientific paper or poster on a military psychology topic. Alternately, a travel award may be granted to an international member to travel and present at the annual American Psychological Association convention. Deadline: 30 April 2019. See attached application form for details.
Dear Society for Military Psychology Students:
The Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Fort McNair, Washington, DC is currently accepting applications for an internship opportunity for the Summer and/or Fall 2019 semesters. Interviews will be conducted in early March 2019.
Internship applications of highly motivated undergraduate (3.5+ GPA) and interested graduate psychology students are currently being accepted for the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. If accepted, students will be members of the Leadership Fitness Lab and work with COL (Ret.) Stephen Bowles on various topics.
If you have questions about this unpaid internship, you can contact us at email@example.com (Francesca M. Gualano) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Nicole Frost). If interested, please review the Application Process below and submit the needed documents to Dr. Stephen Bowles at email@example.com. Application Process: Submit CV (Resume), Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample (5-10 pages), & Cover letter. Interviews are conducted for final candidates. U. S. Citizenship is required.
To renew your membership, please login to your account through https://my.apa.org or go directly to the APA division membership application and renewal page. For questions about membership, please contact Michelle Kelley, the Membership Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online form here. Review your many membership benefits here.
From the ABCT Military and Veteran Psychology Special Interest Group:
The ABCT conference portal is open as of February 14th. This year’s event will be held in Atlanta in November. More information here: http://www.abct.org/Conventions/?fa=Call_For_Papers.
If interested, please start thinking about submissions and collaborations, and remember that Special Interest Group sponsorship is available for up to two programs. If you have an idea for a symposium or panel discussion that speaks to the conference theme, that is usually a sure bet for sponsorship. The deadline for submissions is 3:00 AM ET, Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Ari Lowell, PhD
Chair, ABCT Military and Veteran Psychology SIG
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship: Trauma Health Research in Veterans’ Experiences (THRIVE) Laboratory
A post-doctoral research fellowship is available beginning as soon as May 1, 2019 to work with Sandra B. Morissette, PhD, in her Trauma Health Research in Veterans' Experiences (THRIVE) laboratory at the University of Texas San Antonio. The THRIVE lab conducts research aimed at meaningfully improving the lives of veterans and military. Current projects include a longitudinal program of research examining functional recovery in post-9/11 veterans, a clinical trial examining treatment for PTSD on college campuses, as well as several assessment studies.
View the full job posting here: https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176899894
To apply for the position, send your curriculum vita, letter of interest, and names/contact information for three references to Sandra B. Morissette, PhD, Sandra.Morissette@utsa.edu.
Sandra B. Morissette, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology
Director, THRIVE Laboratory
The University of Texas at San Antonio
This call is for a volume in the Research in Organizational Sciences series published by Information Age Publishing tentatively entitled, Organizations Behaving Badly: Destructive Behavior and Corrective Responses (Daniel J. Svyantek, Ed.). This volume is soliciting manuscripts that provide concrete illustrations of organizational, group, and individual processes supporting destructive, counterproductive organizational behaviors (e.g., directed internally or externally and different levels of cost or effect on others) and responses that organizations may make to these behaviors to stop and correct such behavior.
Individuals may send a 1-2 page proposal to Daniel J. Svyantek (212 Thach Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-1234, email@example.com) by mail or electronically by April 1, 2019. Authors with accepted proposals will be notified by May 1, 2019. If your proposal is selected, we will need your finished chapter by September 1, 2019. Individuals with questions about this volume may contact the editor via email.
Daniel J. Svyantek, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology Department
Immediate Past Chair, Auburn University Senate