AVAPL at the APA Convention

John McQuaid dons the AVAPL sweatshirt.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Kearney, Ph.D., ABPP
AVAPL held its annual Business Meeting at the APA Convention in Toronto. Tom Kirchberg officially took the reins of the organization from John McQuaid, and Ron Gironda began his year as President-Elect of AVAPL. To see more photos from the Business Meeting, click here. In addition, the following psychologists were honored:

2015 Honorees

Antonette Zeiss Distinguished Leadership Award
Jeffrey Burk, Ph.D.

Leadership Award
George Shorter, Ph.D.

James Besyner Early Career Award
Erin Andrews, Psy.D.

Past President
Steven Lovett, Ph.D.


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 Associationís 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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