Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP)

Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP) is the voice of professional clinical psychology within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is "the advancement of Clinical Psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare by developing and encouraging high standards of ethics and training; by providing the opportunity for the exchange of experience and research through discussions, presentation and publications; and by educating the public in the purposes and goals of the art and science of the practice of clinical psychology for the promotion of the public welfare."

Special Message from Robin S. Haight, Psy.D., VACP President:

It is difficult to absorb the scope of the massacre of 49 innocent lives in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 12.  As clinical psychologists, our work brings us, daily, in contact with human suffering, and yet, some suffering seems senseless and without hope.  The Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists offers our deepest condolences to the families, friends and community members touched by the loss of these 49 individuals.  We also stand in support of the LGBTQ community and the right for all people to live authentically and with integrity.  

VACP is committed to promoting and enhancing our understanding of human experience across the spectrum.  As such, our Fall Conference, "Multiculturalism & Diversity: Strategies for Increasing Competence and Expanding Practice" is organized around the theme of diversity.  VACP members actively strive for tolerance, acceptance and understanding of all human experience.  We collectively encourage our communities to expand appreciation of persons different from ourselves and to actively work for tolerance and acceptance of all persons.  We know the human need for acceptance and love is one of our greatest motivators for action.  We witness the human capacity for forgiveness and change.  VACP will continue to to support clinical psychologists who advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves and to engage with our communities across the Commonwealth.

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