At the sixth annual Veterans Affairs (VA) Psychology Leadership Conference, held April 3-6 in Denver, 85 VA psychologists and top APA and VA officials gathered to discuss ways to promote and expand the value psychologists add to care for the nation's veterans. The conference was especially timely given the growing population of new veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As part of this year's conference theme, "Added Value and Expanding Roles of VA Psychologists," participants discussed psychologists' VA contributions in times of war, assessment of VA police officers and how to promote new leadership roles for psychologists.
Co-sponsored by the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders--a nonprofit organization of VA psychologists--and APA's Practice Directorate, the annual meeting helps VA psychologists develop strategies to promote quality psychological services for the nation's veterans.
--J. DAW HOLLOWAY