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Special Interest Groups

Visit the new web page for the Women in Leadership Special Interest Group by clicking here or by clicking the link in the menu on the left side of the page!

The History of NOVA-Psi

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Annual Listserv Purge

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VA Psychology Leadership Conference
Registration Is Open!

VA Psychology Leadership Conference LogoRegistration for the 21st Annual VA Psychology Leadership Conference is now open! The theme for this year's conference is "Preventing Suicide and Enhancing Access Through Integrated Healthcare." The conference will be held in San Antonio at the Westin Riverwalk hotel May 30-31, 2018 and will feature presentations by APA President Jessica Henderson Daniel; academic psychologist and expert on suicide prevention Thomas Joiner; presentations on innovative practices in suicide prevention by Craig Bryan, Keita Franklin, and Lisa Brenner; and updates from Veterans Service Organizations and the leadership of the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The post-conference workshop on June 1, 2018, will feature a presentation on Law, Ethics, and Risk Management by Dr. Dan Taube.

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Calling All History Buffs!

Read all the newsletters published by AVAPL from its inception in 1977 to today. Find out more here!

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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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