Military Psychology: New Online Course for Fall 2020

Great course, especially for those thinking of working with vets. Prof. Zapata who is completing clinical psychology doctoral internship describes the course as follows.

This course will review basic psychological concepts and theories as they relate to the military. Most people associate “military” with “combat” but there are numerous moving parts. One vital branch of the military is medical, under which psychological/behavioral services fall. Without it, the overall mission cannot be accomplished. We will delve into psychology in the military from a variety of angles, such as military structure and culture, leadership, conducting outreach, suicide prevention, stress, clinical supervision, common diagnoses, and evidence-based treatments, among others. These concepts are well studied and discussed in the psychology literature – the military offers a unique and high “ops tempo” setting in which the mission and the individual are constantly being considered, together.

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