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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
My name is Angela Guy and I am a doctoral candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. My research is intended to explore body image amidst the military culture for self-identifying gay male active duty military personnel. To participate, you must identify as a gay male, be over the age of 18, and actively serving in the U.S. Military (Note: Participants may also be reservists with active orders or full-time support staff). The survey is expected to take less than 10 minutes to complete and participants are eligible to enter a raffle to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Participate here.
We are less than TWO days away from #APA2020. If you haven't registered, what are you waiting for? Register for APA at https://convention.apa.org/ and Div19 CE at https://forms.gle/4trdNZSKyVsTYSZB6 (and get a free pint glass!).
To fully participate, you'll need the attached Live Programming Links for Division 19 programming. This is the *only* place they will be posted, and live attendance is required for FREE CE. Also, review the Convention read-ahead and the SLP Capstone flyer.
1) Post on @APADiv19 Facebook about everything you're doing.
2) On Twitter, include our hashtag #MilitaryAtAPA2020, our handle @APADiv19 and if you are promoting a poster, publication or presentation, use the hashtag #milpsychauthors. Like and retweet posts from Division 19 as well as others with the #MilitaryAtAPA2020 hashtag.
3) TAKE SCREENSHOTS or actual photos of you “at” the Convention and use them in social media. This will help to increase our sense of togetherness.
Looking forward to a great Convention and "seeing" you soon!
Division 19 is currently working on a complete overhaul of our website design and functionality. To that end, we want to increase the number of high-resolution pictures on the website. Would you please send any and all Division 19 pictures you have to email@example.com? Even if you have submitted them before, we are looking for original files. Thanks for supporting this effort to make our brand just as high-quality as the Division's members.
The Society for Military Psychology announces the search for the position of Editor in Chief for Military Psychology for a five-year term for the years 2021-2025. The Editor in Chief is responsible for the scientific quality and content of all studies published in Military Psychology. The editor has substantial flexibility in how to organize the editorial board and shape the journal. The editorial office receives a stipend to support journal operations as governed by publishing agreement with the journal’s publisher Taylor & Francis Group. Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent (limited to 3 single-spaced, typed-written pages in 12pt font with 1” margins), along with a resume/curriculum vita by email to Dr. Angela Legner (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 1 October 2020. Send inquiries about this position to Dr. Armando X. Estrada (email@example.com). See attached for full description of opportunity.