VA Psychology Leadership Conference

25th Annual VA Psychology Leadership Conference

Together Again: Recharging Our Community  and Reimagining Our Next 25 years as Psychology Leaders

May 31-June 3, 2022



We Hope All Enjoyed the Conference!

Many presenters have agreed to make their slides available for those who want to download them. Those slides have been linked to the Agenda page of this website. Click here to view.

Deadline to Register is May 9, 2022!

Key Highlights

VA psychologists--including program managers, chiefs/lead psychologists, early career psychologists, and psychology trainees--are most welcome!

The 25th VA Psychologist Leadership Conference (VAPLC) is May 31-June 3, 2022 and will be hosted in San Antonio, TX. This conference is titled “Together Again: Recharging Our Community and Reimagining Our Next 25 years as Psychology Leaders” to reflect our goals of sustaining and growing our incredible group of Psychologists within the VAMC. Now more than ever, it is important to come together, whether that be in-person or virtually, to honor the profession and the connections we have with one another. Leaders from the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at VA Central Office also frequently participate as speakers at the conference, and we are hopeful they will be able to update us this year. Through this conference, attendees will have opportunities to network, receive mentorship, and connect with other VA Psychologists. Presentations planned for the conference will focus on the following key topics:

For more information, contact Kaily Clark, Psy.D., VA Psychology Leadership Conference Chair: conference.chair@avapl.org.

Continuing education credits for this program are sponsored by Division 18 – Psychologists in Public Service – of the American Psychological Association. Division 18 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL), the American Psychological Association (APA), and Division 18 of APA. Division 18: Psychologists in Public Service, the Association of Veterans Affairs Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL), and the American Psychological Association (APA), affirm our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. As leadership organizations in the discipline of psychology, it is important to state our strong stance against discriminatory policies that prevent eligible individuals and families from accessing the mental health and physical health care, or social services they need. We believe that dismantling bias, stigma and hate are foundational toward achieving health equity. The Annual VA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas is our opportunity to demonstrate support for Texans and partner with local organizations. At this year’s conference, let us stand, be heard and offer allyship to local individuals, families and communities.