The Military Psychologist
A publication of Division 19
April 2013 |Vol. 28, No. 1 Download Issue (PDF, 1.4MB)
Featured ArticlePaul Bartone
A new study at the National Defense University focuses on better screening methods to identify troops most at risk of stress-related alcohol problems.
- Spotlight on pedagogy
Articles, news and information about the teaching of military psychology.
By Steve Truhon, PhD
- Spotlight on research and development (R&D)
Research on stress caused by administrative hassles, physical challenges, and the emotional trauma of war aims to lessen its negative effects and improve the psychological health of flight crews.
By Krista Ratwani, PhD
- Spotlight on history
This column looks at the history of Project A career skills and aptitude testing and its role in improving the military's personnel selection and classification procedures.
By Paul Gade, PhD
In this Issue
- Editor's column
Editor Melba C. Stetz, PhD, outlines the new issue and looks forward to the 2013 APA Convention in her new home of Hawai'i.
By LTC Melba C. Stetz, PhD
- President's message
Div. 19 President Rebecca I. Porter, PhD, advocates increased public awareness, mentoring of young professionals, and a focus on the psychological well-being of service members and their families as means to promote the mission of military psychology.
By Rebecca I. Porter, PhD
- Welcome new members!
Div. 19 added more than 150 new members to its rolls between Aug. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012.
By Sena Garven, PhD
- Sane or sexy: treatment complications and gender role confusion for male combat veterans suffering from impotence
Clinicians should consider impotence as more than a secondary medical condition or byproduct of psychiatric medication in the mental health treatment of male veterans.
By Michael Sapiro, MA
- APA military psychology news
Highlights of recent initiatives: the new Congress and veterans' issues; and keeping up with news about the federal budget.
By Diane Elmore, Heather O'Beirne Kelly, and Ben Vonachen
- Div. 19 announcements
Stay current with the latest division announcements, including: an upcoming symposium in Bern, Switzerland; a call for submissions for a special issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice; and APA Convention travel awards for early career professionals.
By Eric Surface, PhD
- Executive Committee meeting minutes
Review the minutes of the meeting that took place Aug. 2, 2012.
By Rhett Graves, PhD
- Financial Planning Committee report: spring 2013
Committee recommendations lead to funding for research and travel, with more work needed on funding proposals for fellowships, workshops and advocacy.
By Kathryn T. Lindsey, PhD
- Continuing Education Committee report
The committee seeks ideas from members on how to develop continuing-education opportunities with APA-accredited providers, and for psychologists in remote locations.
By Freddy Paniagua, PhD, ABPP
- Early Career Psychologists Committee report
The committee is planning networking events at the APA Convention, and wants ideas on what participants would like to do.
By Jessica Gallus, PhD
- Graduate Students Committee report
Introducing the two new student representatives who will represent grad students through December 2015.
By LT Kristen Kochanski, Capt. David M. Barry, MS, and Jennifer Barry
- APA program chair report: 'Tis the season for 'whews!' and 'thanks'
Tentative division programming for the APA Convention lists 18 events.
By Ann Landes