VA Section is pleased to offer learning opportunities to members, such as this VA Section webinar series.

One of many perks to being a member of Div. 18 is that members can receive one hour of free continuing education credit by attending the live webinar. The one-hour webinars take place on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.

VA Section members will receive registration information via the VA Section listserv approximately one month prior to each webinar. If you are a member of Div. 18, please send an email request to join the VA Section listserv.

Those who are unable to attend live can check out the recorded webinars later at their convenience.

How to Get a VA Psychology Internship

Presenters: Dana Holohan, PhD, Jamylah Jackson, PhD, ABPP, Kristin Rodzinka, PhD, ABPP, Wayne Siegel, PhD, ABPP, and Amy Silberbogen, PhD, ABPP
September 2020

PTSD Symptom Clusters, SUD, and Depression: Clinical Considerations for Couples Therapy

Presenters: Ryan A. Hess, Rebecca K. Blais, Jessica L. Hackenberg, and Nicholas A. Lee
September 2020

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Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (T/GNC) Service Members and Veterans

Presented by Jacob Eleazer, PhD
September 2020

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Establishing and Maintaining a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Presented by William Q. Hua, PhD, Kaela Joseph, PhD, Danielle Lespinasse, PhD, and Josephine Ridley, PhD
Moderated by Asale Hubbard, PhD
August 2020

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Examining the Active-Duty to Veteran Transition from Both Sides of the DD-214: Clinical Considerations and Recommendations from VA and DoD

Presenters: Nathan D. Ainspan, PhD, Timothy Hoyt, PhD, Brian C. Kok, PhD, and Adrienne Weede, LCSW
August 2020

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Working with Race-Based Stress and Trauma

Presenters: Asale Hubbard, PhD, and Marva Robinson, PsyD
Panelists: Sam Wan, PhD, Maurice Endsley, Jr., PhD, Clarice Wang, PhD, Keisha Ross, PhD, and Juliette McClendon-Iacovino, PhD
Moderated by Veronica L. Shead, PhD   
July 2020

Racism, Systemic Oppression, and Health Disparities: How to Engage in Effective Allyship and Build Anti-racist Practices

Presented by Malinda Trujillo, PhD, and Sarah Súñiga, PhD
July 2020

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Lethal Means Safety: Why and How to Have the Conversation

Presented by Bridget Matarazzo, PsyD
March 2020

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Psychology Leadership Engagement in Diversity and Inclusion Practice

Panelists: John McQuaid, Josephine Ridley, and Rogelio Rodriguez
Moderated by Asale Hubbard and Kristin Powell
Note: This recording begins halfway through the hour-long presentation.
November 2019


How to Get a VA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019)

Panelists: Dana Holohan, Jamylah Jackson, Joel Schmidt, Wayne Siegel, and Amy Silberbogen
Moderated by Monica Roy
October 2019


Veterans Programming in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Presented by Karl Leukefeld, MSW, and Caron Heigel, PhD
October 2019

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How to Get a VA Internship (2019)

Panelists: Dana Holohan, Jamylah Jackson, Joel Schmidt, Wayne Siegel, and Amy Silberbogen
Moderated by Monica Roy
September 2019


Pursuing Board Certification as a Professional Psychologist: The Clinical Psychology Perspective

Presented by Ed Neuhaus, PhD
September 2019 

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Understanding the VA Mission Act: Possible Implications

Presented by Tracey L. Smith, PhD
August 2019

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Updates from the VA Psychology Training Multicultural Diversity Committee

Presented by Jessica Fulton, PhD; Joseph Fineman, PhD; Darlene Davis, PhD; and Jessica Jackson, PhD
August 2019 

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Psychologists' Role in the Opioid Safety Initiative

Presented by Ryan Henderson, PhD
June 2019

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First Episode Psychosis Interventions in VA

Presented by Amy Wilson, PhD; Shirley Glynn, PhD; Rachelle Calixte, PhD; and Emily Gagen, PhD 
May 2019

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Overview of the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Presented by John Curry, PhD, and Mira Brancu, PhD 
April 2019

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Whole Health and Psychologists Supporting Cultural Transformation

Presented by Kathy Hedrick, PhD
April 2019

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VA Psychology Training: A Webinar for Graduate School DCTs to Learn More About VA Training

Presented by Jeffrey Bates, PhD; Dana Holohan, PhD; Amy Silberbogen, PhD; Kristin Rodzinka, PhD; and Jamylah Jackson, PhD
March 2019

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The Quest for Title 38 by VA Psychologists

Presented by Mary Beth Shea, PhD
March 2019

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The History of VA Psychology and the VA Psychology Training Program Part II: 1966-2016

Presented by Rodney Baker, PhD
May 2019

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The Beginning of VA Psychology and the VA Psychology Training Program (1946-1966)

Presented by Rodney Baker, PhD
March 2019

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Advocacy as a Federal Employee

Serving Those Who Served: Gaining Employment in the VA

Presented by Matt Moore, PhD; Lisa Kearney, PhD; Monica Roy, PhD; Josh Rinker, PsyD
February 2019

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Satisfying Your Inner Researcher Through Clinical Process Improvement

Suicide Prevention: A Community Effort

Presented by Zachary Parrett, PhD
January 2019

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Military Culture, A Cultural Melting Pot

Presented by Joshua Breitstein, PsyD, and Candy Campbell, MSW, LCSW
December 2018

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Ethical Documentation and Coding for VA Psychologists

Presented by Kristen Perry, PhD, and Amee Epler, PhD
October 2018

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How to Get a VA Postdoctoral Fellowship: An Hour with the Experts

Presented by Allison Aosved, PhD; Sherry Beaudreau, PhD, ABPP; Dana Holohan, PhD; Jamylah Jackson, PhD, ABPP; Joel Schmidt, PhD; and Wayne Siegel, PhD
October 2018

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How to Get a VA Internship: An Hour with the Experts

Presented by Allison Aosved, PhD; Jeffrey Bates, PhD; Dana Holohan, PhD; Jamylah Jackson, PhD, ABPP; Joel Schmidt, PhD; and Wayne Siegel, PhD
September 2018

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Investing in Our Future: Enhancing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Presented by Lisa Kearney, PhD
July 2018

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How to Be an Effective Advocate While Working for the VA

Presented by Kathleen McNamara, PhD, and Heather Kelly, PhD
May 2018

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Last updated: September 2020Date created: September 2018