Multiple Challenges of Army Medical Department Psychologists: Health Services Command Consultant Appraisal and Summary,
BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Opening addresses of the conference elaborated on significant accomplishments of, and future challenges facing, Psychologists in the Army Medical Department AMEDD. Longstanding arduous and competent performances by predecessors in this career field display an acquired, adaptive trait among colleagues in the provisions of professional services and support. Fiscal constraints of our time demand that Psychologists how focus on and market the systematic advantages of their resources. Authorized strength and organizational structure of psychological assets and recent programs and missions development of the AMEDD in Health and Combat Psychology and Total Fitness are noted. Evidence, that care provided by Psychologists can substantially reduce overall medical services cost in civilian health care delivery systems, has not been fully recognized with the AMEDD. Skills unique to Psychologists in clinical care and investigation settings are numerous and now beg exposure as collectively meeting critical and practical concerns of troop deployment, management and health conservation.