2019 Combat PTSD Conference 23-24 Oct, 2019: Rapid Submission Call for Poster Abstracts: DEADLINE 16 AUGUST.
You are invited to submit your abstract focused on emerging outcomes on the assessment and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid conditions in active duty service members and veterans who deployed after 9-11 in support of combat operations. Poster sessions permit presenters to share research findings, applied materials, and/or techniques within an atmosphere that encourages interaction with the audience who come to view the posters. Please find submission information attached (Rapid Submission Call for Abstracts).
Abby Blankenship, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry UT Health San Antonio
STRONG STAR Consortium & Consortium to Alleviate PTSD
Less than ONE week away to the biggest gathering for Military Psychology at #APA2019! Come hear how Military Psychology is “Leading the Way” through a robust and interesting conference program. This year we have partnered with over 40% of APA’s divisions, have 5 programs selected as part of APA’s Central Programming, have a brand new “Wine Down” poster session featuring our division’s top posters along with a new Rapid Submission Process…and much more! In addition to our main programming, we have a robust Hospitality Suite schedule as always, including some highlights from our Society Leadership Program. And lastly, our Division socials are back, accompanied this time by Suite receptions and a Society Night out (details to come!). Be sure to check out the latest conference reader, attached and always located at www.militarypsych.org/apa-convention.html. Following us on social media? Be sure to use #MilitaryAtAPA2019 to share what you are most excited to see at this year!
The Hospitality Suite highlights, SLP Capstone Projects schedule, and Student Affairs panel highlights are attached. The full APA program can be found here.
Hello All - As APA draws near we are asking for volunteers to live Tweet. You would do this from your own Twitter account and include @APADiv19, @Div19Students and #MilitaryatAPA2019 in each tweet. We are hoping to have at least 20 people tweeting everything from session highlights, booths to visit, pictures of military psychologists, social hours, collaborations with other Divisions, hospitality suite sessions, happy hours, etc. We will then retweet from the Division 19 Twitter account and ask that you also retweet/like the tweets of others. The more people we can get involved, the more informed Division 19 members will be, and the more awareness we can generate about military psychology at APA. It’s also a great way to increase your own following! Please volunteer on Twitter or Facebook.
As the 2019 APA Convention is quickly approaching, please consider joining the D44's Public Policy Committee's conversation hour on Friday, August 9th from 1-1:50 PM. The focus of this meeting will be on how D44 can continue to build its relationship and collaborate with D19, the Society for Military Psychology. Possible discussion items include the history of the relationship between the divisions, the transgender military ban, and future opportunities for the divisions to work together.
Attached you will find a flyer for the event as well as both D19's and D44's statements opposing the transgender military ban.
APA Convention 2019 is just three short weeks away. Consistent with our theme of “Leading the Way: Military Psychology,” the Program Committee has developed an incredible series of events, including presentations by many of our esteemed members and senior leadership, co-sponsored events with over 40% of APA’s divisions, our first ever “Wine Down” poster session, two social hours, and Hospitality Suite programming including events designed for students and ECPs. The Convention read-ahead is attached and our website is https://www.militarypsych.org/apa-convention.html.
There’s still time to register, and the full APA program can be found here. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @APADiv19 and students @div19students. On social media, remember #APA2019 and #MilitaryAtAPA2019!
Good News to Share: Two of our Society’s past presidents teamed up to write a recently published book entitled Operational Psychology: A New Field to Support National Security and Public Safety. In the book, Mark Staal and Sally Harvey (and a team of experienced operational psychologists) explore the unique role operational psychology plays in supporting issues of national security, national defense, and public safety. Topics include its application in intelligence, counterterrorism, consultation to high-risk training, criminal investigations, threat assessment, interrogations, aviation operations, personnel selection, and leadership development. Check it out!
Calling all Ethics warriors!!! Division 19 has created a new Ethics Committee. I am currently operating as the Chairperson. However, I need a team of 2 more motivated committee members. You will have the opportunity to shape and develop initiatives.
You should be able to participate in a monthly phone conference, be able to readily respond to emails, and have good communication and experience working with military populations. We need people who have a vision and are motivated to get the committee off the ground. Our initial focus will be consultation and training efforts. If you are interested in joining the committee, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have a diversity in experience (AD, Reserves, NG, VA, ETC) so all are welcome.
Dr. Sarah Skelton, Psy.D, CSAC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist -CA, HI & TX
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
University Counseling Center
Military and Student Veteran Coordinator
The Five Eyes Veterans Research Initiative made up of the five English-speaking NATO countries, (US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). They have working groups that meet regularly to discuss and share research. The five working groups are:
They would like subject matter experts and others interested in working on these topics to join the discussions. Members can come from academia, DoD or VA, or other organizations. If interested, write to the Five Eyes main mailbox at email@example.com. For more information, you may reach me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for Military Psychology Secretary
New Zealand Government invites U.S. SMEs in Veteran Specialty Areas to present to Stakeholders via webinar to improve veteran outcomes. Series begins 14 August.
New Zealand is starting the "Transition and Triumph - Achieving a Life Well Lived” program which will involve webinars presentation to government, academic, and advocacy thought leaders. The primary topics will be
The event will explore how key organizations (Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy) responsible for supporting veterans in New Zealand can work together more effectively. The series will commence on 14 August, and New Zealand welcomes US SMEs in the primary topic areas to participate as presenters. After the initial presentation, New Zealand hopes that presenters from Five Eyes nations will contribute a working group to improve outcomes for veterans and their families. If interested, contact Robert Lippiatt at email@example.com. For more information, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for Military Psychology Secretary
JOB OPPORTUNITY AT BACHELOR’S/MASTER’S LEVEL: STRONG STAR Research Area Specialist for Written Exposure Therapy study at Fort Hood.
Interested in conducting research with military and PTSD therapy? Join the highly-regarded STRONG STAR research team. with subject matter experts including Drs. Brian Marx, Denise Sloan, Alan Peterson, and Craig Bryan. In this implementation study for Written Exposure Therapy, the research area specialist has responsibilities including overseeing study procedures, recruiting, follow-up and evaluation of study participants, and training support staff. Bachelor;s degree and two years of experience (or Master’s degree) required. Please see the attached job summary, and direct questions to Dr. Abby Blankenship at BlankenshipA@uthscsa.edu.