Tactical Administration for AMEDD Psychologists in Mental Health Settings,
OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C
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It is amazing that over the years Army psychologists have traditionally banded together to spend conference weeks together, yet no documentary record has ever been made to reflect the wealth of constructive ideas that emanate from informal subgroups discussing daily operational administration matters. The Current Trends Conference for AMEDD Psychologists in 1976, being planned around a How-To-Do theme, recognized the need to address administrative issues - as they pertained to psychologists managing their personal affairs within the larger system of US Army personnel actions. This paper focuses on the daily administrative arena as it may be found at the Home base setting of psychologists. It addresses a series of strategies and tactics that have influenced the authors planning and behavior in daily administrative, logistic, and personnel matters. The comments presented are not meant to be either inclusive or always pertinent to every setting. They are simply a listing of ideas and biases gathered from meetings with AMEDD Psychologists and formulated during the course of the authors tenure as Chief of a Community Mental Health Activity and as Regional Psychology Consultant.