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1 Army Psychology SSG Adam Hendrickson (404) call or text

2 Army Psychology Jobs Brigade Psychologists Direct support to troops (infantry, aviation, MP, MI) Direct support to troops (infantry, aviation, MP, MI) Combat Stress Control Detachment Area Support Medical Company MEDDAC/MEDCEN Outpatient Clinic Outpatient Clinic May have subspecialties May have subspecialties Cadet Center for Personnel Development Special Operation Survival Evasion Resistance & Escape (SERE) School Survival Evasion Resistance & Escape (SERE) School Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) Intelligence Command (INSCOM) Intelligence Command (INSCOM)

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4 Army Psychology Jobs Special Operations Cont’d Ranger Regiment Ranger Regiment Group Psychologist Group Psychologist Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR) Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR) Special Operation Warfare Center (Assessment & Selection) Special Operation Warfare Center (Assessment & Selection) Program Director at MTF Uniformed Services University Recruiting Command

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6 Paths to Army Psychology Health Professions Scholarship Program: apply in either 2 nd or 3 rd year of graduate program Clinical Psychology Internship Programs Clinical Psychology Residency Programs Direct Accession for licensed psychologists

7 Clinical Psychology Internship Programs Madigan Army Medical Center Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, HI Eisenhower Army Medical Center Ft. Gordon, GA Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD San Antonio Military Medical Center Ft. Sam Houston, Texas

8 Madigan Healthcare System Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

9 Madigan Army Medical Center Located near Tacoma, Washington “World-class military medicine and compassionate, innovative, academic health care for Warriors and Warrior Families past, present, and future.” Internship accredited by APA for 9 years in 2013 Residency accredited by APA for 9 years in 2013 Regional Trauma Center Patient population 36,000+ Active Duty service members (always in deployment cycle) 36,000+ Active Duty service members (always in deployment cycle) 108,000+ total beneficiaries (families, retirees, etc.) 108,000+ total beneficiaries (families, retirees, etc.) The Army’s Behavioral Health Technology Center (T2)

10 Internship Training Rotations Behavioral Health Clinic (6 months) Primary Care Consultation (2 months) Neuropsychology (2 months) Emphasis on TBI assessment Emphasis on TBI assessment Trainee-selected elective (2 months) Pediatric Psychology Pediatric Psychology Programs and Research Service Programs and Research Service Health Psychology Health Psychology

11 Additional Training Didactic Series Assessment Assessment Intervention Intervention Psychopharmacology Psychopharmacology Data-driven decision making Data-driven decision making Using research to inform clinical practice Special Topics Special Topics e.g. ethics, military culture, diversity issues Military Culture Outings Simulated firing ranges Simulated firing ranges Simulated convoy operations Simulated convoy operations “Field trips” to see operational components of local Army, Air Force, and Navy assets “Field trips” to see operational components of local Army, Air Force, and Navy assets

12 Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii

13 Located on the Moanalua ridge overlooking Honolulu “Service to our Nation through high quality healthcare" “Service to our Nation through high quality healthcare" Serves the entire pacific region Center of Excellence for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Tripler Army Medical Center

14 TAMC Three four-month rotations Adult rotation mandatory Two optional rotations Neuropsychology Neuropsychology Child Psychology Child Psychology Health Psychology Health Psychology Community Psychology Community Psychology

15 TAMC Community Rotation Unique, rural, primary care setting Unique, rural, primary care setting Comprehensive health center and provide adult outpatient, substance abuse, ER, and psychological consultation Comprehensive health center and provide adult outpatient, substance abuse, ER, and psychological consultation Fast paced environment under the supervision of four psychologists and two psychiatrists. Fast paced environment under the supervision of four psychologists and two psychiatrists. Cross cultural issues Cross cultural issues

16 Brooke Army Medical Center Ft. Sam Houston, Texas

17 BAMC/SAMMC Located in San Antonio, Texas “We are Dedicated to Warrior Service” Level 1 Trauma Center Army’s Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center Burn Center Combat Casualty Care Center Combat Casualty Care Center Center for the Intrepid (2007)

18 BAMC/SAMMC Three mandatory 3-month rotations: Campus Behavioral Health Service Campus Behavioral Health Service Neuropsychology Neuropsychology Adult Outpatient Adult Outpatient Fourth Rotation, choose from: Child & Adolescent Child & Adolescent Clinical Health Clinical Health Evidence Based Treatment rotation focus on EBT for PTSD, Insomnia, Nightmares, Panic Disorders focus on EBT for PTSD, Insomnia, Nightmares, Panic Disorders

19 Eisenhower Army Medical Center Augusta, Ga.

20 Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center DDEAMC Located in Augusta, Georgia “Provide excellent healthcare, ensure readiness, and enhance training” APA approved Southern Regional Medical Command Fort Gordon is home of the Signal Corps

21 DDEAMC CPIP Six required rotations Adult Assessment Adult Assessment Health Psychology Health Psychology Military Psychology Military Psychology Neuropsychology Neuropsychology Warrior Transition Battalion Liaison Warrior Transition Battalion Liaison Inpatient Psychiatry Inpatient Psychiatry Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Spans the entire year Spans the entire year Crisis intervention, intakes, short to intermediate length psychotherapy modalities Crisis intervention, intakes, short to intermediate length psychotherapy modalities

22 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Md.

23 Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Located just outside Washington, DC in Bethesda, Maryland “We Provide Warrior Care” Long standing APA accredited program Accredited since 1958 Accredited since 1958 Large Military Medical Center setting Remarkably diverse patient population Direct patient care of Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

24 WRNMMC Core Rotation: clinical skills in assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention Specialty training through rotations: Outpatient Rotation Outpatient Rotation Assessment Rotation Assessment Rotation Psychological Health Psychological Health Traumatic Brain Injury Rotation Traumatic Brain Injury Rotation

25 After Internship Optional One-Year Postdoctoral Residency Program – located at each internship site Or Competitive selection for Clinical and Operational Psychology Residency at FT Bragg Assignments vary depending on licensure > 75% of our graduates since 2001 have been deployed in support of OIF/OEF

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27 Clinical Psychology Residency Programs 12 month post-doctoral residencies co-located at each internship site Prepares residents for licensing examination and provides post-doctoral supervision Emphasizes military specific applications of clinical psychology and provide advanced skills in preparation for deployment Select post-doctoral residencies will accept accessions from civilian applicants who are attending or have completed an APA accredited internship and have completed all other doctoral degree requirements at an APA accredited Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology program No additional Service Obligation connected to the Residency

28 What to Expect 4 weeks in-processing and orientation Basic Officer Leadership Course 12 Month Internship Program Residency or Assignment

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30 BOLC 8 week core curriculum course Classroom instruction Classroom instruction Field Exercise Field Exercise 2 week Behavioral Health Track Includes psychology, social work, and occupational therapy officers Includes psychology, social work, and occupational therapy officers

31 Career Path Basic Officer Leadership Course 10 weeks 10 weeks Attend prior to internship Attend prior to internship Internship (& doctoral graduation) Licensure One year Post Doctoral Residency One year Post Doctoral Residency Available for those with dissertation complete Allows supervision for licensure Study and take EPPP Do it on own Do it on own Initial assignment Typically a 2-3 year tour Typically a 2-3 year tour Fellowship opportunities

32 Career Path 2 year Fellowships Neuropsychology Neuropsychology BAMC, WRAMC or TAMC Trauma and Resiliency Trauma and ResiliencyBAMC Clinical Health Clinical HealthTAMC Forensic Psychology Forensic PsychologyWRAMC Captain’s Career Course

33 Career Path Utilization Tour or Special Assignment Depends on interest and officer’s preference Depends on interest and officer’s preference Intermediate Level Education War College Other assignments

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35 Army Benefits Excellent Salary 100% Health, Dental, Vision 30 days of Annual Leave Continuing Education In-house Fellowships Professional Pay for Licensure and ABPP Army Family Retirement Thrift Savings Plan Life Insurance

36 * pay is non-taxable 36 First Year Pay & Allowances Single SoldierMarried Soldier Base Pay per month$3, Housing Pay* per month$2,343.00$2, BAS* per month$ Total monthly salary$6,463.14$6, Total annual salary$77,557.68$82, This example is for an 0-3 with less than 2 years time in service living in the Bethesda, MD area Housing reimbursement is dependent upon housing location

37 How to Apply Contact an Army Healthcare Recruiter who will assist you with the application process Complete APPIC application by site deadlines WRNMMC – 16 November 2014 Madigan AMC – 15 November 2014 SAMMC – 8 November 2014 Tripler AMC – 7 November 2014 Eisenhower AMC – 16 November 2014 Recruiter will submit complete package to the Army Accession Board (13 JAN 2015)

38 Applicant Requirements Completed all resident coursework in an APA approved program U.S. citizen (or permanent immigrant visa) Be less than 42 years of age Meet the qualifications for commission as an AD Officer prior to selection 3-year Active Duty Service Obligation

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