Voting for your Division 19 candidates begins on April 15, 2021 and closes on May 14, 2021. This year, Division 19 is electing a President-Elect, Representative to the APA Council, Member-at-Large, and for the first time, a Student Member-at-Large! Also for the first time, Graduate Student Affiliates will have the opportunity to vote. The elections process is administered by APA. On April 15, all eligible voters will receive an electronic ballot to the primary e-mail listed in APA records. Please remember to check your junk/spam folders if you don’t see anything in your inbox.
Candidate statements are posted under 2021 Division 19 Elections. You can also access the virtual town hall conducted with the two President-Elect candidates here to learn about their vision for Division 19. We encourage all eligible members to cast their ballots! This is your Society. What do you want it to be? What do you want it to do? This is your opportunity for your voice to be heard in shaping the future leadership of Division 19. The ballot takes less than 5 minutes to complete, but the effects of this simple yet critical action are enduring.
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.
Health Disparities During COVID for Persons of Color in the Military
This panel was intentionally created for the purpose of discussing experiences of military psychologists of diverse backgrounds and their experiences and/or studies around racism. The presence of a global viral pandemic has made space for people to explore the racism pandemic that has been present in the U.S. for centuries prior to Covid-19. This panel of esteemed military psychologists of color will discuss their expertise and experiences of navigating the world, emphasizing the presence of various health/social/economic disparities, institutional racism in structures such as the military and academia, inconsistencies of treatment in the justice system, and the impact of racism on people of color in the military. They will each offer insights into their areas of expertise as it pertains to the impact of racism from a psychological perspective.Presenters will beErin Moeser-Whittle and Jessica Smedley.
Moral Distress, Diversity, and COVID-19
A widely used working conceptualization of moral injury is “perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations” (Litz et al., 2009). Combat situations, and especially guerilla warfare, often result in ambiguous, split-second decisions, in which the sanctioned course of action is not readily apparent or results in collateral harm. For these reasons, service members in warzones may perpetrate action or witness acts that transgress their moral code. While two presenters discuss moral injury in service members, moral injury occurs in other occupations. Two presentations also address moral injury in the context of healthcare providers and intelligence, surveillance officers. Although some traditional treatments have been used or adapted to treat moral injury, non-traditional treatments are needed as well. The presenters will also discuss non-traditional treatments being explored for moral injury. Presenters will bePaula Domenici, Jeremy D. Jinkerson, Michelle L. Kelley, Adrian J. Bravo, Alan D. Ogle, Reed Reichwald, J. Brian Rutland, and Joseph M. Currier.
The impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of military service members and veterans from an international perspective
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every nation in the world, impacting on their citizens in a variety of ways, including the members and veterans of their nation’s militaries. In this panel, how nations responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the pandemic affected military and veteran health and wellbeing will be discussed. In the first part of the panel, the impact of the pandemic on active duty military personnel among two nations will be presented. In the second half of the panel, how veterans were impacted by the pandemic among three nations will be presented. Collectively these initial findings will enable nations to gather lessons learned in order to improve how military and veterans may be supported in their respective nations. Presenters will beCarl Andrew Castro, Hubert Annen, Amy Adler, Phillip Quartana, Sara Kintzle, Anthony Nazarov, and Nicola Fear.
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 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.
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!