We are off to another great year with the Society. I would like to begin by thanking Dr. Mark Staal for his steadfast leadership this past year, in taking on new initiatives and continuing to address the Hoffman report issues. He continues to lead the Operational Psychology Practice Guidelines Task Force as well as serve as the awards chair. In addition I would like to thank Dr. Sally Harvey for her double duty service this past year as the past president, for serving on the APA Council of Representatives (CoR), and for her continuous work for the past several years in repeatedly identifying the concerns in the Hoffman report. A welcome to Dr. Eric Surface, our new president-elect and election chair, who has extensive experience serving as our past secretary of the Society. Support our Society this year by nominating candidate for our elected offices and sending nominees names to Dr. Eric Surface and nominating deserving members for our awards to our Awards Committee Chair Dr. Mark Stall. Thank you to our great members once again earning an early victory in the year, as we maintain our second seat on the CoR through the power of your vote.
It is a great honor to serve our many Society members around the world. It has been a great experience this year in the short period of time that I have been working with our members on a number of initiatives. My presidential initiatives are building on the past presidents strong foundation from which they have propelled our Society. This year, we want to keep building our Society to another level that is addressed in these four initiatives.
Our Society relies on the leadership and volunteer service of officers, chairs, members, and student members. This effort by members was recently demonstrated by the strategic planning work group that has developed eight strategic objectives below to move the Society forward for the next five years.
Another example of members working together and creating an innovative process is the new mid-year Regional Symposia Series. These will be held in Raleigh, Washington D.C. area, and Chicago in the spring. These symposia will offer a variety of military psychology speakers for members and students to learn about current issues in military psychology. Contact the following people for information on the Regional Symposia Series in Raleigh (JessicaMorgan), Washington D.C. area (Heather Kennedy), and Chicago (Joseph Troiani) and for general information contact Katy Barrs .
With the initiatives in mind, the theme for this year is “Leading the Way: Military Psychology”. This year, with you, we want to promote the leaders of military psychology. Please identify yourself or other nationally/internationally recognized leaders in military psychology by providing this information to Natasha Jordan. We need you to continue to come forward with your strategic, creative, and innovative ideas as our Society “leads the way” in the practice and science for military, civilian, and national security settings internationally. Again, it is my distinct honor to serve you, and I hope to see you in Chicago at the APA convention as well as other events this year!
Stephen Bowles, PhD, ABPP
President, Society for Military Psychology
Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) interested in attending APA convention,
Please note the call for rapid submission posters (attached). These poster submissions are DUE Feb 3 and are a great way to get work out there that may have missed the main conference deadline.
Ryan R. Landoll, Ph.D., ABPP, Maj, USAF
2019 APA Division Program Chair, Society for Military Psychology
Past Chair, Early Career Psychology Committee, Society for Military Psychology
Division 19 Members,
The 2019 Regional Symposia Series (RSS) Committee would like to announce a Call for Abstracts for one of our events, which will be hosted by RTI on April 4-5, 2019 in Research Triangle Park, NC. The abstracts are due on February 15, 2019 by 1159 EST to email@example.com. See attached submission guidelines for details. Feel free to email Dr. Jessica Morgan, who is the RTI contact for this event, if you have any questions not covered in the attached flyer about abstracts or about the event in general. Professionals and students are encouraged to send in submissions.
Katy Barrs, PsyD-Chair
REMINDER: Upcoming ABCT Webinar 31 Jan 2019: Working with Military Service Members and Veterans: Assessment and Cultural Competency 101
REMINDER: Upcoming ABCT Webinar 31 Jan 2019: Working with Military Service Members and Veterans: Assessment and Cultural Competency 101:
Military veterans and service members currently serving are seeking community mental health in greater numbers than ever before. Yet, many community providers lack awareness and understanding of military culture and may not feel competent to adequately assess their problems and needs. This webinar provides a basic overview of military culture, to include examination of its explicit and implicit elements, how to interact with military veterans and service members, as well as a review of key assessment areas, techniques, and strategies. The webinar will be co-led by Ari Lowell, Ph.D of Columbia University/NYSPI and Marco A. Bongioanni, LMHC of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. $30 for members / $45 for non-members. Webinar will be held 31 Jan 2019 at 0800 PTSD. CE available. Register Here: https://www.abctcentral.org/eStore/index.cfm?mz=110&prid=452&s_category_id=8
From APA: APA PsycShorts – Make a creative video about psychological science and win $1000. It has never been more important to communicate the rigor and impact of psychological science to the public. APA is calling on you to rise to the challenge. Make a brief — two-minutes or less — video that creatively and accurately explains a concept or finding from psychological science. In April, up to 10 jury prize winners and one audience favorite will be chosen to each receive a prize of $1,000. Winning videos will be featured on the contest website and screened during the APA Convention in Chicago. Visit the PsycShorts website to enter!
VA Section of Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) is hosting/co-hosting three webinars in February
The VA Section of Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) is hosting/co-hosting three webinars in February. Flyers with more details are attached. Please widely share with your colleagues and trainees. Missed any previous webinars? Find webinar recordings, newsletters, and other good info on the Div18 webpage.
Satisfying Your Inner Researcher through Clinical Process Improvement
Dr. John Klocek
Thursday, February 7 at 1pm ET
*FREE CE is available
Serving Those Who Served: Obtaining Employment in the VA
Drs. Lisa Kearney, Matt Moore, Monica Roy & Josh Rinker
Wednesday, February 27 at 3pm ET
*CE is not available
Advocacy as a Federal Employee
Dr. Kathleen McNamara
Thursday, February 28 at 2pm ET
*FREE CE is available
Tiffanie J. Fennell, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
VISN 20 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Leader
Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine
Division 19 Student Affairs Committee presents “Hypnosis With Veterans and Military Personnel” webinar with Dr. David Spigel, Associate Director of the Psychiatry Department at Stanford University. Please join us 08 FEB 4:00PM (PST) at https://division19.adobeconnect.com/hypno.
2019 Regional Symposia Series at RTI: Abstracts DUE 15 FEB 2019:
The 2019 Regional Symposia Series (RSS) Committee would like to announce a Call for Abstracts for one of our events, which will be hosted by RTI International on April 4-5, 2019 in Research Triangle Park, NC. The abstracts are due on February 15, 2019 by 1159 EST to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email Dr. Jessica Morgan, who is the RTI contact for this event if you have any questions about the abstracts or the event in general. Professionals and students are encouraged to send in submissions.
Thanks so much,
Katy Barrs, PsyD-Chair
Clinic Director-Sturm Center
Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology
University of Denver
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
The APA is searching for a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). APA’s Council of Representatives and Board of Directors have been consistent in their strong support for this position and the importance of the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in pursuing the association’s mission to benefit society and improve people’s lives. Simply put, we are a better organization and field when these principles are infused throughout our work.
The CDO will report directly to the CEO, serve on the Executive Management Group, and work closely with the Board of Directors, Council, other governance groups, Divisions, members, and staff. The CDO position description can be viewed at the following link:
The American Psychological Association will hold its second interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, D.C. on October 3-5, 2019. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, industry leaders, and students from around the world are invited to submit posters, papers, symposia, and interactive panels for this event. The conference will provide a venue to examine the role of psychological science in a wide variety of topic areas. The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2019.
This conference is designed for scientists and practitioners in psychology (both applied and clinical), technology researchers and developers, CIOs and IT executives, policymakers, students, and others in related fields. For additional information, visit the conference website. If you have questions or need more information, please email email@example.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.