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APA Division 19: 2019 Research Symposia Series

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"Military Psychology: Leading the Way"

Welcome to the Society for Military Psychology-Adler University Regional Symposium Series in Chicago. This year’s Division 19 theme is “Leading the Way: Military Psychology.” More than ever, the field of Military Psychology is paving the way in the areas of cutting edge research, advocacy, evidence-based interventions, and organizational change. Our hope for this symposia is for you to experience an exciting and informational exchange of ideas on a variety of topics to support the military community.

There will be numerous opportunities to connect with others and learn from a diverse group of professionals from academia, clinical, consulting, industrial and organizational, operational, and research psychology. There will be many notable speakers presenting in the areas, such as: APA and military psychology research, Hoffman report, innovations in PTSD, mindfulness and work, moral injury, operational psychology elite forces, poster session, prescriptive authority, Rush Medical Center Home Program, social hour, substance abuse and PTSD, women warriors, VA graduate training. This will be a great opportunity to network, learn about current findings in Military Psychology, and accrue Division 19/APA sponsored continuing education credits. You can find more information about the conference by clicking here:https://chicagorss.eventbrite.com

We sincerely hope you are present for the Society of Military Psychology RSS Adler University in Chicago on 30 and 31 May!

Stephen

Stephen Bowles, PhD, ABP
President, Society for Military Psychology

Schedule for Thursday, May 30, 2019

Poster Set Up 7:30 am- 8:00 am

Registration: 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Welcome to the Division 19 2019 Regional Research Symposium: 8:30 am-– 9 am
COL (Ret) Stephen Bowles, Ph.D. President of APA Division 19 - Society for Military Psychology
CDR (Ret) Joe Joseph E. Troiani, Ph.D., 2019 RSS Program Chair

Adlerian Psychology and Military History: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Marina Bluevstein, Ph.D.

Welcome- American Psychological Association and Military Psychology Research: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
CAPT (Ret) Russ Shilling, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, APA

The Hoffman Report: The Story Behind the Headlines: 10:00 am- 11:30 am
COL (Ret) Sally C Harvey, Ph.D.
Following a brief description of the field of operational psychology, the presenter will provide a factual history of the events leading to APA’s decision to engage Mr. Hoffman to produce an “independent review” of APA’s alleged involvement in detainee abuse, followed by an examination of the false narrative provided in Mr. Hoffman’s subsequent report. The presentation will conclude with an analysis of the ongoing damage done to the organization and its members as a result of institutional decisions, leaving the participants with the question: What is the pathway forward?

Moral Injury: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
CAPT (Ret) Bart Buechner, Ph.D.

Luncheon/ Keynote Presentation: Prescriptive Authority: 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
Keynote Presenter: Beth Rom-Rymer, Ph.D.

Research Consortium: Hines and Jesse Brown VAMC: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
CPT (Ret) Grady Osten-Garner, Ph.D., Amy A. Herrold, Ph.D., and Sandra Kletzel, PhD

Models of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders and Complex PTSD: 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
Catherine McNeily, Ph.D.

Road Home Program/Rush Medical Center: 3:30 pm- 4:15 pm
MAJ Mike Brennon, Psy.D., and CPT Blake Schoeter, Psy.D.

Senior Chief Shannon Kent, U.S. Navy, Memorial Lecture: 4:15 pm- 5 pm
CAPT (Ret) Bart Buechner, Ph.D.

Schedule for Friday, May 31, 2019

Poster Set Up 7:30 am- 8:00 am

Operational Psychology: 8:30 am- 11:30 am

The Role of Selection, Assessment, and Development of Elite Military Forces
COL (Ret) Stephen Bowles, Ph.D. (Chair), LTC Michael Devries, Ph.D., LtCol Chad Morrow, Ph.D., Maj Emily Grieser, Ph.D., CAPT (Ret) Bryce Lefever, Ph.D., and CAPT Scott Johnston, Ph.D.
These presentations discuss ways in which the application of behavioral science within an operational or embedded setting differs from traditional clinic-based mental health settings. Topics covered will include development of SME role, identification of areas for intervention along the continuum of organizational to individual contexts, creative use of technology, and marketing.

BREAK/LUNCH : 11:30 am -12:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: Transgender Service Members in the Military: 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm
Keynote Presenter: COL (Ret) Jennifer Pritzker,

PTSD: 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

Innovative Treatment in PTSD
Albert Rizzo, Ph.D., Greg Reger, Ph.D., Katherine Dondanville, Ph.D., and Tim Hoyt, Ph.D
This presentation provide novel approaches to the treatment of PTSD for veterans. The first presenter will describe and evaluate clinical outcomes from the initial research using Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan in the exposure therapy approach for the treatment of PTSD with returning military personnel from these combat regions. The second presenter will summarize research conducted to date on the effectiveness of the PE Coach for PTSD. The next speaker will summarize research to date on the effectiveness of massed/intensive treatment for PTSD. The final presenter will discuss lesson learned in Afghanistan using tele-health.

Mindfulness: 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

The Meaning of Work and Mindfulness
Thomas Britt, Ph.D., Elizabeth Stanley, Ph.D., and COL (Ret) Stephen Bowles, Ph.D.
Mindfulness is an individual’s awareness of the present moment, as well as an acknowledgment of those feelings, emotions, and thoughts that one is experiencing in that moment. The practice of Mindfulness is a method that may enhance our performance at work though disciplining our concentration. Mindfulness may foster our ability to confront that matter in a coherent, composed, and well-rounded way, so that we feel productive and engaged with our work and others. The first presenter will talk about the meaning of work for soldier and astronauts. The second presenter will speak about MMFT, a specific method for mindfulness, while the last presenter will discuss mindfulness and leadership.


Women Warriors: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Women Warriors: Individual, Social, and Organizational Challenges and Opportunities in Combat and Combat Support Roles
CAPT Arlene Saitzyk, Ph.D. (Chair), LCDR Shawnna Chee, Psy.D., LT Claudia Cespedes, Psy.D., and Tabassum Rahman-Rawlins, Ph.D.
This panel, comprised of active duty and civilian psychologists, will discuss several issues related to personal, social, and organizational barriers for warrior women, and offer suggestions on how to manage careers within these contexts.

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