Ron Gironda Takes Helm of AVAPL at the APA Convention in Denver

Ron Gironda, Ph.D., President, AVAPL Ron Gironda, Ph.D. assumes the role of President of AVAPL at the annual AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Denver. Dr. Gironda continues the tradition of donning the AVAPL "Chiefs of Chiefs/Leader of Leaders" sweatshirt with the help of Past-President Tom Kirchberg, Ph.D.. Mary Beth Shea, Ph.D., and
Sam Wan, Ph.D., were installed as President-Elect and Treasurer, respectively. Read Dr. Kirchberg's Presidential Address here.
Tom Kirchberg, Ph.D., Past-President of AVAPL, honors John McQuaid, Ph.D., outgoing Past-President for his three years of service to the organization. Dr. McQuaid will continue serving AVAPL as Acting Secretary for the coming year. John McQuaid, Ph.D., outgoing Past-President, AVAPL

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Congratulations to the AVAPL Awardees

Antonette Zeiss Distinguished Leadership Award

Steve Cavicchia, Psy.D.

Leadership Award

Steven J. Shea, Ph.D.

Special Contribution Award

Clifford A. Smith, Ph.D., ABPP

James Besyner Early Career Award

Candace M. Drake, Psy.D.


John McQuaid, Ph.D. 

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AVAPL supports the Campaign to Change Direction's Know the Five Signs. Click on the picture below for more information.

The Campaign to Change Direction, Know the Five Signs

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VA Psychology Photo History Project

Cover of VA Psychology Photo History Project Retired Psychology Leader Dr. Rodney Baker (San  Antonio) has compiled a collection of scanned photos of VACO and VA Psychology Chief/Leaders from 1946 to 2005 and has made this compilation available to the public. Click here to view and download the VA Psychology Photo History document.

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