In my previous entry, I wrote about the top ten things to remember when considering a military internship or a military psychology career. In this post, I think it makes sense to write a bit more about the officer training experience required of all Air Force psychologists. More importantly, I have some “most helpful points” to share from recent graduates.
Blog posts with the tag "Staff Perspective"
This is one of our busiest times of year in the internship program. We are in the middle of our APA re-accreditation process AND it is application time! What do prospective interns need to know about what military psychology entails? It would be impossible to include all answers to this question in a blog, but I was able to boil down some of the highlights from my perspective into these ten points.
Becoming a Military Psychologist is a journey. Regardless of how prepared someone thinks they are, shifting to a life inside the military culture will be somewhat of a shock. Frequently, students deciding whether or not to take this step ask what they need to do to be “best prepared.” In my opinion and experience, the best answer is “be relaxed, and ready for anything.
One unique aspect of many military families’ lives is the experience of deployment – a time when a Service member leaves home for an extended period of time. In this final Staff Perspective post during Military Family Appreciation Month, I will explore the importance of helping children navigate deployment by maintaining communication and connection with the deployed Service member.
With a continuing focus on military families during Military Family Appreciation Month, today I want to talk about military families’ connections to the civilian communities that they live in. As a military spouse, one of the most challenging aspects of military life for me has always been the frequent moves.