September 2007 | Monitor on PsychologyVol. 38 No. 8
On the Cover: Serving those who serve
Transforming military mental health
New efforts are under way to attract and train psychologists who treat service members and their families.
Helping and healing
There's strong demand for military psychologists, who are experiencing a wealth of opportunities and unique career challenges.
A psychologist and a soldier
Starting this month, the Monitor is regularly checking in with Army psychologist Capt. Jeffrey Bass, who began a 15-month deployment in Iraq.
Two psychologists who know first-hand how to help military families
Both clinicians have extensive training in child and family psychology — they each have specialty postdocs in child clinical psychology.
Planting victory gardens, psychology style
Psychologists are providing free counseling, resources and education for military personnel, their families, their providers and their communities. And they want your help.
Helping families who don't seek it out
The Family Counseling Network is dedicated to matching up families of Special Operations service members with local therapists who counsel them for free.
A boost from home
A psychologist leads a hometown effort to support troops.
A Closer Look at division 22: A growing field meets the challenges of war
Fifty years after Div. 22's founding, rehabilitation psychologists are in more demand than ever.
- Psychologist wins National Medal of Science
- Good for sales, bad for boys?
- Your brain counts on gestures
- Making an effort to impress enhances mood
- Training helps police officers overcome racial bias
- Pigeons possibly pick a preplanned path
- Can a tune carry a movie?
- Psychology archives receive $2.1 million
- TV violence harms children, APA member testifies to Congress
- SAMHSA official addresses APA
- Speaking out for children's mental health
Reviewing calls to the Ethics Office shows how closely ethical, legal and clinical issues are entwined in requests for ethics consultations.
After studying monkeys— and raising 50 cotton-top tamarins at home—Harriet J. Smith is applying her understanding of primate parenting in her work as a clinical psychologist.
At the annual Western Psychological Association conference, scientists challenge popular assumptions about memory, play and more.
For psychologists, opportunities may abound as shared medical appointments gain ground.
Consumer-run treatment centers put control back in clients' hands, say psychologists.
APA's violence prevention program teaches prison inmates how to be better dads.
APA's PsycEXTRA database continues to add hard-to-find behavioral health publications to its archives.