American Psychological Association Presents this Presidential Citation to Division 19: : The Society for Military Psychology

INCOMING: 2023 Regional Symposium Series – DEC 6-8

Join us at the 2023 RSS Conference from December 6-8! This event features expert-led sessions on global conflicts, mental health, and leadership. Network with peers, gain valuable CE credits, and explore the latest developments in the field. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to military psychology, this conference offers unique insights and opportunities for growth.

Visit the 2023 RSS Page here:

2023 RSS



Division 19 will be hosting the 2023 Military Psychology Summit in collaboration with the Center for Deployment Psychology, Catholic University of America, and the DC Psychological Association 22-24 March 2023.  Save the date now so that you can attend sessions on a variety of topics including Suicide Prevention, Advocacy, Military and Military-Related Internships, Operational Psychology, Diversity, Research in the Military, and Substance Abuse. You don’t want to miss these great presentations and free continuing education credits. Specific credit information and schedule will be released by 27 February. Registration is now open:

American Psychological Association Presents This Presidential Citation To Division 19: The Society for Military Psycholog

On Friday 9 December 2022 at his final meeting as APA President, Dr. Frank Worrell presented a Presidential Citation to Drs William Brim and Andrea Israel on behalf of the efforts of Division 19 for their efforts in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The day after Russia invaded Ukraine, Division 19 received a request from APA to support our colleagues in the National Psychological Association of Ukraine and behavioral health providers across Ukraine. Within the week division members had provided numerous resources, many of which were translated into Ukrainian, and disseminated via social media platforms and a website developed in collaboration with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences directly to providers in Ukraine.  This summer, Drs Brim and Israel collaborated with the Swiss Foundation for Innovation and the University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO to develop and deliver an eight-week, sixteen-session just in time training series for over 400 prehospital and emergency personnel in Ukraine based in part on materials provided by Division 19 members. Across the division we continue to provide needed support to behavioral health professionals in Ukraine because, as was stated by Ukrainian physician Dr. Oleh Berezyuk MD in a recent RSS webinar, “in Ukraine all psychologists are military psychologists”.

APA Division 19 Society for Military Psychology: Regional Research Symposia Series

 “Military Psychology: A World of Opportunities”

Welcome to the Society for Military Psychology-Adler University Regional Research Symposia Series.  This year’s Division 19 theme is “Military Psychology: A World of Opportunities” More than ever, the field of Military Psychology is paving the way in the areas of cutting edge research, advocacy, evidence-based interventions, and organizational change. Our hope for this year’s symposium is for you to experience an informational exchange of ideas on a variety of topics to support military communities that are domestic and abroad.

There will be numerous opportunities to connect with others and learn from a diverse group of professionals from academia, clinical, consulting, industrial/organizational, operational, and research psychology.
There will be many notable speakers presenting in the areas, such as: 
  • APA Division 19 & Military Psychology Research
  • Advocacy
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Innovations in PTSD assessment & treatment
  • Innovations in Treatment for Veterans and Caregivers 
  • Resilience Initiatives for Afghanistan Refugees & Allied Forces 
  • Military Psychologists in the Ukraine
  • Operational Psychology & Elite Forces
  • Prescriptive Authority Priveleges
  • Stigma & Mental Health
  • Well-being, Spirituality, and Military Psychology
With special guests from Trinity College at Dublin University, Uniformed Services University, Tripler Medical Center, Adler University, and the California School of Professional Psychology.

This will be a great opportunity to network, learn about current findings in Military Psychology, and accrue Division 19/APA sponsored continuing education credits for FREE!


For additional Symposia Information or Registration questions email Dr. Denise Dailey at

Denise Dailey, Psy.D., M.A.

Co-Chair, 2022 RSS

Applications for Fellow due 1 November 2022!

If you are a Member of APA and a Member of Division 19 and have at least 5 years of experience working with the military, we KNOW you’ve done great, impactful things. You may qualify for Fellow status. Applications are due to Division 19 by 1 November 2022. Get your materials together to apply. When you click the link you will need to scroll down to the Fellows section. There you will find a link to the Division 19 requirements as well as a link to the APA Fellows page and application portal.

2022 Division 19 Elections are here!

2022 Division 19 elections are here! Voting for Div 19 officers will be open April 15 – May 16 for the positions of President-Elect, Council of Representatives, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-at-Large, and Student Member-at-Large. For more info, visit our elections page:

2021 IMTA Conference/International Applied Psychology Symposium (IAMPS)

On behalf of the IMTA’s Management Board and the Society for Military Psychology’s Executive Committee, you are invited to attend and participate in a special joint meeting of the IMTA conference and the International Applied Psychology Symposium (IAMPS) in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, from October 25th – 28th, 2021. This is the 62nd IMTA meeting and marks its first return to the United States since 2003. More information about the conference can be found at

We are excited to host our International and US colleagues. The joint meeting provides an opportunity for military members, psychologists, researchers, talent professionals, academics, students, and vendors to share, learn, collaborate, and network around important topics in military research and practice. This unique joint meeting provides a forum to discuss common challenges and collaborate on evidence-based solutions.

I invite and encourage you to submit a paper, symposium, panel, or poster proposal to share your research and best practices within the military research and practice community. There are several important topics on which we are soliciting proposals, such as the Future of Military Talent Management, Assessment and Development and the Impact of COVID-19 on Military Talent, Assessment and Development Practices. A topic list and call for papers can be found at Submission guidelines can be found at

When making your travel plans, please consider arriving Sunday and attending the Military Psychology (journal) paper development workshops by editor Tom Britt on Monday, October 25. Spaces are limited. The opening reception and networking event is Monday evening as well. Also, consider staying for a special trip to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Friday, October 29.

Although COVID is still a concern, there is a desire from members of our community to come together in person. As of now, the meeting is moving forward as an in-person event. Safety of our guests is paramount. We are working with the hotel and local authorities to ensure a safe event and to follow all local guidelines for indoor events. All registrants will receive an email addressing the COVID precautions in place for the event at the time of the conference.

We believe the travel ban will be lifted before October. Note, some visas are exempt from the travel ban via the Biden Administration Executive Order (such as NATO visas) and there are other exemptions as well (e.g., (xii) any noncitizen whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees). I believe the important sharing of research and best practices, collaboration and relationship building that happens at IMTA are in the “national interest”. I encourage you to contact the US Embassy in your country and ask if you qualify for an exemption.

As a reminder, participants are responsible for their travel and conference arrangements and costs. Please check the conference website for complete event, pricing, accommodation, and location information. We look forward to welcoming and hosting you in Raleigh in October. If you have any questions, please reach out to the IMTA Conference Committee at


Eric A. Surface, PhD
2021 Past President and Fellow, Society for Military Psychology (Division 19 of the APA)
2021 IMTA Committee Chair

2021 APA Convention: Division 19 75th Anniversary!

Come celebrate with us at APA 2021!! Division 19 is celebrating our 75th year as an original charter division of APA! The Division 19 Convention Planning Committee is excited to share the read ahead of this year’s Division 19 programming for the APA Convention.  APA 2021 will be 100% virtual again this year and just like last year we have great programming and fun social and networking activities planned to make an engaging three days. The first 200 people to register by 31 July for the Division 19 program get their choice of a commemorative 75th Anniversary stemless wineglass or glass coffee mug!  Registration is FREE for division programming and can be done at

Registration for Division 19 programming is separate from registration for APA Virtual 2021. To learn more about APA 2021 and to register go to We encourage everyone to register for both!  Programming on the APA’s platform will include live mainstage and keynote presentations, free CE credits for select prerecorded programming and access to all convention programming for THREE MONTHS.  This year the majority of our division programming including presentations and posters has been prerecorded and in order to access our posters and presentations on the APA platform you will need to register for the APA Convention.

In addition to prerecorded programming on the APA platform, Division 19 will be hosting our live, virtual programming to include a presentation on the history of Division 19, full-length CE presentations, Q&A sessions with our prerecorded presenters, top division posters, a Division sponsored Diversity training, Division 19 EXCOM Town Hall and the division Business Meeting.  In addition, we will be hosting our famous Wine Down, Posters Up and Awards Ceremony both with giveaways again this year!!

This year we are upping the networking opportunity by hosting several of our programs in Remo, an interactive virtual event platform that will allow you to interact privately with your colleagues in our Main Ballroom and in our virtual lounges!


APA 2020 Virtual fees have been cut by as much as 65% to make the convention as widely accessible as possible:

$120 for APA members/fellows/associates, APA community college affiliates, and APA international affiliates

$35 for APA student affiliates (APAGS) and APA high school affiliates (TOPSS)

$190 for nonmembers of APA

$75 for nonmember students

Registration for APA 2020 Virtual is now open at

Be sure to follow Division 19 on Twitter (@APADiv19) and Facebook (APA Division 19 – Military Psychology) for the latest convention updates!


Division 19 Awards Nominations Due 30 June 2021

The Society for Military Psychology recognizes outstanding contributors to and achievements in Military Psychology through a series of awards given annually. The 2021 submission deadline has been extended until 30 June 2021 at 23:59.

All nominations and submissions are made through our awards management platform at Register an account and follow the instructions to nominate deserving colleagues. Self-nominations are welcome for most awards.
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