AVAPL Fact Sheets

Many have asked the question: Just what do psychologists do? Why does the VA employ psychologists? And what added value do they bring to the healthcare arena? AVAPL is pleased to present these Fact Sheets, which will help to answer those questions and more. Approximately once per month, a new Fact Sheet will be added to this web site. You may want to print out these Fact Sheets or download them and send them via e-mail to your Chief of Staff, your Director, or anyone who might be wondering just what it is that psychologists do.

If you would like to contribute a Fact Sheet, please contact webmaster1@avapl.org. To read these Fact Sheets online, simply click on the links below. To download a Fact Sheet, place your mouse cursor on top of the Fact Sheet you wish to download, press the right mouse button, and select "Save Target As..." Specify the location where you want the Fact Sheet downloaded, and click on OK. To view the Fact Sheet either online or after downloading, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this free program, you may download it from here:

The Role of the Psychologist in Veterans’ Healthcare

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Anxiety Disorders

Bipolar Disorder


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Substance Abuse

Tobacco Use