A Survey of Division Psychologists' Experiences,
LETTERMAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
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The role of the division psychologist has been discussed as that of a consultant. Historically, most psychologists enter a division immediately after their internship, at a time when their self-concept as soldiers, officers, and psychologists is still forming. Due to the low retention rate for AMEDD psychologists, many interns are unable to discuss division psychology with an experienced colleague. Survey results from experienced psychologists were solicited in an attempt to provide pragmatic advice and guidance to anyone entering a division job. The contents of this report highlight some of the problems and potential benefits in a tour as a division psychologist.