Greetings all, welcome to the Society for Military Psychology website!
The Society for Military Psychology (Division 19) is one of the original 19 charter divisions established by the American Psychological Association in 1945. Within APA, the Society for Military Psychology is atypical because it describes the focus of our work rather than the types of work that we do. Military psychologists cover the spectrum of psychology specialties — clinical, counseling, human factors, industrial/organizational, social, cognitive, experimental and so on. Our members are both civilian and uniformed personnel. We make our contributions from clinical, research and academic settings. What brings us together is our interest in helping and supporting our nations’ service members, veterans and their families. This work can be through a variety of means including providing behavioral and mental health services, delivering counseling services, designing military training, enhancing interactions with equipment and improving the military personnel management systems. Our diverse psychological backgrounds allow the members of Division 19 to make societal contributions that are unrivaled by any other division.
It is my privilege to serve as the President for the Society for Military Psychology. I am supported by an innovative, diverse, and active Executive Committee. We represent a membership that is committed to serving those who volunteer to serve our nations. We invite you to join us.
Tonia Heffner, President, 2012