IAMPS 2018



Section 1. Veterans and Military Families Support

1) Work-Family and Well-being of the Brazilian Army Soldiers – CPT Carolina Rodrigues Silveira, psychologist, Brazilian Army, Brazil;

2) Initiatives into Promoting Positive Military Transitions – Nicole Paget, BA Hons, PGCE, MSc, United Kingdom;

3) The Families Continuous Attitude Survey 2017 – Informing Policy – Lee Stamp, Ministry of Defense, United Kingdom;

4) The Perceived Characteristics of Missions Abroad, the Emotional Distress of the ROU Military Spouses and Familial Coping Mechanisms: A Moderation Study – Ilona Voicu, Behavioral and Social Research Center/ Ministry of National Defense, Romania.


Section 2. Individual and Organizational Assessment – Part 1

1) How to do Qualitative Research in Military Organizations – An Embedded Perspective – MAJ Jakob Rømer Barfod, Royal Danish Army, Denmark;

    *paper - MAJ Jakob Rømer Barfod

2) PERSONA: A Psychometric Monitoring Instrument for Highstressed Individuals – Nicholas H. Kirk, Cambridge Humanae Ltd., United Kingdom;

3) Evaluation of a Mindfulness-based Pilot Program in Slovene Armed Forces – OF 1 Janina Žiberna, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia.

    *paper - OF 1 Janina Žiberna


Section 3. General topics

1) Disruptive Neuroscience: Local Neuronal Fatigue and Local Neuronal Recovery – Emmeline Elliott, QinetiQ, United Kingdom;

2) Aggression, Accentuated Personality Traits, Depression and Locus of Control of Prisoners with Substance Abuse – NorberthIoan Okros, Student at the Master of Applied Psychology, University of Bucharest, Romania;

3) Motivation for Physical Activity and Aspects of Health and Satisfaction – COL Suzana Filjak, Croatian Military Academy, Croatia;

4) How Terrorism is Revolutionizing Psychology of the Soldier – LTC Samir Rawat, Ph.D., Military MIND Academy, Pune, India;

5) Methods of Psychological Influence on Military Personnel and Civilians in Latvia – Andzela Rozcenkova, Ph.D., National Defense Academy of Latvia, Latvia;

6) Structure of the Psychological Support System of Georgian Army – Estate Lelashvili, Ministry of Defense of Georgia, Georgia.

    *paper - Estate Lelashvili


Section 4. Resilience and Operational Stress

1) Swiss Army Resilience Training – Current State of Work and Initial Findings – Hubert Annen, Ph.D., Swiss Military Academy at ETH Zurich, Switzerland;

2) Military Deception: A Psychological Perspective of Knowledge Building – Neil Verrall, Ph.D., UK DSTL, United Kingdom;

3) Resilience of the Military Family and Performance of Military Personnel – COL Cristian Dobre, Ph.D., Romanian Armed Forces, Romania;

4) Resilience: Performance Enhancer or Reducer? – LTC (Ret.) Jacques Gouws, Ph.D., MMM, Canada.


Section 5. Individual and Organizational Assessment – Part 2

1) Aptitude Test Validations – Choose Your Criterion Wisely - MAJ Lenora Collins, Department of National Defense, Canada;

2) Professional Adjustment Inventory: Construction and Initial Validation – Corina Ică-Macicaș, MA, Behavioral and Social Research Center/ Romanian Ministry of National Defense, Romania;

3) The Structure and Validity of the Romanian Version of Personality Beliefs Questionnaire – Marieta-Veronica Serac, MA, Psychologist, Behavioral and Social Research Center/ Romanian Ministry of National Defense, Romania.


Section 6. Mental Health and Organizational Health

1) A Research Response to Harmful and Inappropriate Sexual Behavior (HISB) in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) – MAJ Luc Léveillé, Ph.D., Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA), Canada;

2) Competence Management in the German Armed Forces – Professor Rafaela Kraus, Ph.D., Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany;

3) Well-Being in Belgian Defense: New Challenges in Times of Change – Tilly Hongenaert, Belgian Defense, Belgium;

4) Working in Post - Conflict Zone is less Stressful than Working Home: Evidence from a Multi-sample PTSD Screening – LTC Ștefan Liță, Ph.D., Romanian Gendarmery, Romania

5) To Stay or to Go? Reasons for Quitting the Army according to Czech Soldiers – Eva Pavlikova, Ph.D., General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic;

6) German Army Training Program – Oliver Krueckel, RDir, German Armed Forces, Germany;

7) Psychological Service at the German EOD Center - Nicola von Lüdinghausen, MSc, German Armed Forces, Germany.


Keynote speakers

1) Evidence-based Treatments in Clinical and Operational Applications of Military Psychology - Professor Daniel David, Ph.D., Babes-Bolyai University, Romania and Albert Ellis Institute, United States of America;

2) Resilience and Risk Behaviors in Post-Deployment Environment - Professor Carl Castro, Ph.D., USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, United States of America;

3) Behavioral Assessment in the Military Selection Process - Professor Dragoș Iliescu, Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania and President of International Test Commission.



The Military (and Veteran) Family - Professor Carl Castro, Ph.D., USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, United States of America.