New AVAPL Executive Committee Takes Office!

Sam Wan, AVAPL President

Sam Wan, Ph.D., begins his term as AVAPL President at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Chicago.

Amanda Raines, Award Recipient
Josh Rinker, Award Recipient
Gayle Iwamasa, Award Recipient
Megan McCarthy, Award Recipient
Mary Beth Shea, Past-President

Congratulations to the following recipients of awards from AVAPL. The awards were presented at the AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Chicago, IL.
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James Besyner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to VA Psychology

Amanda Raines of New Orleans Veterans HCS
Joshua Rinker of VA Portland HCS


Special Contribution Award
Gayle Iwamasa
Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Professional Service Award
Megan McCarthy
OMHSP Veterans Crisis Line
Past President Award
Mary Beth Shea
Orlando VA Medical Center

Not Pictured:
Leadership Award
Madeline Uddo
New Orleans Veterans HCS

VA Psychology Recognition Week!

VA Psychology Recognition Week Banner AVAPL joins in celebrating VA Psychologists during the first VA Psychology Recognition Week. Thanks for your unwavering support of this nation's veterans.
Thanks also to the American Psychological Association for their support of VA's psychologists.
Click here for a statement from APA CEO Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D., and click here for a statement from APA's Director of Military and Veterans Health Policy, Heather Kelly, Ph.D.

Nominate a Colleague for an AVAPL Award!

Graphic of an award Do you know a psychology colleague who deserves to be recognized for their hard work? Consider nominating them for an award from AVAPL. Awards are announced at the annual AVAPL Business Meeting at the APA Convention. Click here to submit your nomination and to read about the various awards.

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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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