Adler University is providing a free three-day virtual symposium Nov. 9-11 for mental health providers seeking to learn more about the latest in military psychology and how to support military communities. The event is being co-organized by the American Psychological Association’s Division 19: Society for Military Psychology. Continuing education credits are available for attending clinical psychologists.
This year’s symposium, “Military Psychology: A World of Opportunities,” will explore cutting-edge research, advocacy, evidence-based interventions, and organizational change occurring in the field. Attendees will also experience an informational exchange of ideas on topics to help military communities, domestic and abroad.
“The event is open to health care professionals and students with an interest on the field, and those working in veteran’s advocacy and support organizations,” said Joseph E. Troiani, Ph.D., associate professor and founding director of the Military Psychology Master of Arts program at Adler University. “This symposium will provide the most up-to-date trends, research, and best practices in the specialization of military psychology,” said Dr. Troiani, co-chair of the event
The event, to be held on Zoom, offers numerous networking and educational opportunities with a diverse group of professionals from academia, clinical, consulting, industrial/organizational, operational, and research psychology. Topics to be covered include advocacy, innovations in PTSD assessment and treatment, innovations in treatment for veterans and caregivers, military psychologists in the Ukraine, stigma and mental health, and resilience initiatives for Afghanistan refugees and allied forces.
The event has invited guests from Trinity College at Dublin University, Uniformed Services University, Tripler Medical Center, Adler University, and the California School of Professional Psychology.
The APA Division 19: Society for Military Psychology encourages research and the application of psychological research to military problems. Its members are military psychologists who serve diverse functions in settings including research activities, management, providing mental health services, teaching, consulting, work with Congressional committees, and advising senior military commands.
“The APA Division 19 Regional Symposium Series is a rich learning experience that is most recognized by the representation of dedicated scholars who are presently serving active-duty military service members, veterans, and their loved ones, while also pioneering innovation in military psychology research, clinical practice, and social justice initiatives,” Dr. Dailey said.