The Center for Deployment Psychology’s Pathways to Military Behavioral Health Careers: The Winter Institute is aimed at doctoral students by providing the curriculum online. The Winter Institute is a three-day online course designed to raise doctoral students’ awareness of what it would be like to serve as a psychologist in the Armed Forces and to increase their competitiveness for a military internship. The course will run concurrently with early-career social workers.
The course is:
● Hosted online through Zoom
● Offered at no cost
● Intended for 1st 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology
● Strengthen trainees’ backgrounds in military behavioral health as they gain first-hand knowledge of military culture and the work of military psychologists who treat active duty service members
The Center for Deployment Psychology’s Pathways to Military Behavioral Health Careers program is aimed at doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology students to raise awareness of what it would be like to serve in the military.
● Students who are seriously exploring the possibility of applying for a military internship at one of the ten training programs situated within the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force.
● Participants cultivate valuable military insights that increase their competitiveness toward being selected for military service.
● Learn about presenting problems most common among military personnel and evidence-based strategies to treat them
● Develop skills for working with military clients consistent with evidence-based practice and conceptualizing cases through a cognitive-behavioral framework
● Discover how military life affects not only the service member, but also the family system
Through online didactics, panels, and group discussions led by CDP faculty and experts in the field, participants learn about:
● Types of clinical and assessment opportunities for military psychologists
● The warrior ethos, deployment cycle stress, military family challenges and resilience
● The opportunity to explore situations that may expose military psychologists to unique ethical challenges faced by providers working in DoD settings
● Clinical problems experienced by service members and interventions used at military clinics
● Interact with Training Directors representing different branches of the military
● A panel discussion with Training Directors from each of the service branches where students can ask questions about military internships
● A discussion of military life experiences for those with family members
Please note: Students are encouraged to apply for either the Summer Institute or the Winter Institute but are not eligible to attend both. The student must select which program they wish to attend,
The application period has closed. Please contact Hakimah Campbell at Hakimah.Campbell.email@example.com with any questions.