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.
The 2020 and 2021 Presidents of the Society of Military Psychology have authorized a task force to review all Division 19 named awards and develop a process for naming future awards. We are establishing this taskforce in response to an external request to rename the Robert M. Yerkes Award. Instead of only reviewing the Yerkes Award, we believe this provides an opportunity to review all our awards and take a more deliberate and thoughtful approach designed to ensure all of our members have a voice in the process and to build consensus around doing the right thing based on our organization’s core values. Two Task Force co-leads have been appointed and nine additional Taskforce members will be selected to reflect the diversity of our Society’s membership as specified below. We encourage the Taskforce to hold virtual “focus groups” or meetings with different membership constituencies to gather stakeholder perspectives. See attached for Named Awards Task Force charter and associated correspondence.
The Division 19 Named Awards Task Force is seeking applications from division members. One member will be selected by the D19 Diversity Committee and eight members will be selected by the Div 19 Executive Committee. There will be two (2) student affiliates, two (2) ECPs, two (2) mid-career psychologist, and two (2) senior psychologists selected. If interested, see the attached call for specifics. Application deadline is 15 September 2020; please submit applications and requests for information to Div19AwardsTaskForce@gmail.com.
Join Adler University on 10-11 September (8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. CST) for Emerging Trends and Applications in Military Psychology. Topics include Adlerian psychology and the military, moral injury, PTG, RxP, teaching military psychology, suicide, and I/O psychological applications. See attached for schedule of events. find more information here, and register here. Contact Dr. Joseph Troiani at email@example.com for more event details.
Join DCPA and Catholic University on 14-16 October (10:45-3:00 pm EST followed by break-out meeting with presenters) for the Military Psychology Summit During COVID-19. Topics are presented directly from Div19 Think Tanks and include training, forensics, diversity, leadership, internationalism, leadership, moral injury, and suicide prevention. Registration is FREE for students, veterans, and military/spouses. CE will be $10. Register here, and see the attached. Information on CE registration to come.
Panel Spotlight: 14 Oct, 2:00 PM EST - “Why Are we Still Talking about Hoffman?”
The presenters will facilitate a frank discussion addressing the anti-military psychology movement that has evolved over the last decade punctuated by 1) attempts to bifurcate operational psychology into two types (adversarial and collaborative), 2) the release of the APA’s Independent Review (better known as the Hoffman Report), and 3) attempts to regulate the practice of operational psychology by outsiders (publishing the Brookline Principles). Lastly, they will review efforts to counter this movement in a post-Hoffman APA.
(1) D19's Response and the Legal Battle - Sally Harvey
(2) Anti-Military Psychology Countermeasures - Mark Staal
The APA Fellows Committee seeks nominations for one new member in the area of Neuroscience for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The Fellows Committee is charged with the review of nominations for APA fellows and will report their recommendations on each nomination to the Board of Directors through the Membership Board. The deadline for receipt of all nominations is Sept. 11, 2020. Self-nominations are welcome. Read more here.