Continuing Education

Div. 19 is an approved sponsor of continuing education through the American Psychological Association. In addition, military psychologists are encouraged to submit programs or continuing education workshops in conjunction with Div. 19 to provide military psychologists with relevant and timely continuing education. This may be done in conjunction with the annual call for programs for the APA Convention and military psychologists are encouraged to provide continuing education sessions at their duty stations or when traveling.

All submissions must include the following documents: the Div. 19 CE Program Evaluation Form, the Div. 19 CE Committee Application Form (PDF, 150KB), the Div. 19 Documentation of Attendance Form (PDF, 122KB) and CVs for all speakers. Also, please see Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists (PDF, 148KB).

Interested military psychologists and other mental health professionals may contact Nathan D. Ainspan, Jay Morrison, Yaron Rabinowitz or CE Committee Chair Freddy A. Paniagua with questions or to submit proposals.

Online CE Offerings

Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice
Explores the impact of resilience on the mental health of military personnel 
7 CE credits

Deployment Psychology: Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote Mental Health in the Military
Comprehensive review of mental health interventions across the military deployment cycle and guidance for developing support systems for service members
7 CE credits

Caring for the Military Family: What We All Should Know About Military Culture and the Stress of Deployment
Provides an overview of military culture, military deployment, and the stressors and challenges associated with separations, reunions and reintegration
2 CE credits

Caring for Veterans With Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan and Beyond
Discusses assessments, interventions and evidence-based treatments related to war-related stress disorders
5 CE credits

Ethical Practice in Operational Psychology: Military and National Intelligence Applications
Offers guidance relating to the roles of an operational psychologist and the potential ethical dilemmas that may be encountered
4 CE credits

Improving Care for Veterans with PTSD
Examines problems experienced by returning war veterans and key challenges in assessment and treatment of PTSD
0 CE credits

Military Culture: Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals
This course is designed to help health care professionals to effectively work with military service members, veterans and their families. Developed for both seasoned practitioners and those considering working with military populations, this course helps increase understanding of the unique stressors experienced by military members and their families, how military demands may impact on a patient's health, and provides important information on assessment and treatment issues. In addition, handouts on military rank, occupational codes and cultural "vital signs" to ask about in an assessment as well as many other resources are provided to help increase your understanding of the military culture.
8 CE credits