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VA Psychology Leadership Conferece
Concludes with Record Attendance!

Congratulations to the VA Psychology Leadership Conference Planning Committee for another successful conference with the second highest attendance in conference history! Special thanks to Dr. Sam Wan for his skillful direction as Conference Chair, and welcome to Dr. Amee Patel, the incoming Conference Chair.

Dr. Sam Wan "passes the torch" to new Conference Chair, Dr. Amee Patel. Dr. Amee Patel takes over from Dr. Sam Wan as VA Psychology Leadership Conference Chair.

To see pictures from the conference, head over to the conference Flickr page: Presentations from the conference may be downloaded here.

The AVAPL Newsletter Returns!

After an absence of over two years, the AVAPL electronic newsletter has returned! Articles in this issue reveal changes on the horizon, highlight several AVAPL members and newly developed programs, and introduce ideas on leadership and mentorship. Also, two psychologists from El Paso write about Dr. Timothy Fjordbak’s personal and professional life. Thanks to Dr. Genevieve Davis, Managing Editor, for reinvigorating the newsletter! Click here to go to the newsletter page.

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.

APA's Family Caregiver Briefcase

The American Psychological Association’s Family Caregiver Briefcase is now available. This is an online resource for those who work with family caregivers and can help professionals recognize, anticipate, and reduce the stresses on family caregivers across the life span. It provides guidance on how to assist caregivers through individual and organizational practice, research, teaching, and community service. Segments of the briefcase are also useful for family caregivers. To learn more about the Family Caregiver Briefcase, click here to view an information sheet, or visit the website at APA.

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