Event Calendar
2022 VACP Spring Convention
Hotel 24 South
24 S Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Friday, April 01, 2022, 8:00 AM to Saturday, April 02, 2022, 3:30 PM EDT
Category: VACP Events

Join us for VACP's Spring Convention, April 1st and 2nd, 2022, at Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia. 

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Registration has closed. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.

Lodging Information - Hotel 24 South

Rooms are $129.00* / night and rates are available March 31-April 2, 2022. All guestroom rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently 12%. Discounted room rates available until March 10, 2022, so please call 540-885-4848 and mention VACP to make your reservations, or click here to make your reservations online

Invitation from VACP Chair, Ridjie Chery, Psy.D., LCP

Please join us for VACP's Spring Convention, April 1st and 2nd, 2022, at Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia. The theme of the 2022 conference is the creation of space for assessment throughout the diversified field of psychology. As we know, the psychology field is vast and continuing to grow and become more diverse. The VACP strives to continue to accommodate these changes. This theme invites contributions focused on assessment challenges such as competence, multimethod approaches, resource-seeking, ethics, state regulations, and incorporating assessment technologies. This theme also invites contributors to present research and practice on assessment related to tackling aspects of diversity and culture. The goal is for attendees to gain awareness and competencies of evidence-based practices to inform decision-making and implications for equality and inclusion shaped or influenced by assessment. We are thrilled to have an outstanding program of presenters, including speakers from the board of psychology, presenting on regulation changes, with a particular focus on the standards of practice. 

The pandemic continues to be a source of tension for many; however, during these trying times, I have often reflected on the proverb, "What you lose in the fire, you will find amongst the ashes.” This message embodies our strengths, to go on in times of loss and adversity. Many have lost lives, loves, families, property, freedoms, lifestyles, and yet, strength was found for many to carry on (i.e., what was found amongst the ashes). The Spring Conference, a promising opportunity for unity, embodies the hope to rise above, move forward, and share our strengths with others. “L’Union fait la Force (i.e., with Unity there is Strength)” is a guiding principle that has been the cornerstone of Haitian beliefs, my roots. So, let us unite as clinicians and celebrate the interaction, personalization, and effective communication that are essential ingredients for successful learning. As the conference approaches, we will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and follow recommended prevention strategies, including masking, physical distancing, and hygiene. 

Thank you to all of our presenters, VACP staff, and board members for creating a space for continued growth. I hope to see you there. 

The Spring Conference provides an opportunity to gain up to 11.5 valuable CE credits on a variety of meaningful topics such as:

  • Board of Psychology Conversation Hour- A Discussion on Regulations and Standards of Practice 
  • Evidence-based Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Co-occurring Medical and Psychological Conditions
  • Understanding & Managing Functional Medical Disorders in the Mental Health Office: When is Real - Not Real - But Still Real
  • Ethical Considerations for Assessing Medical Decision-Making Capacity: Recommendations for Inclusive Practices
  • Effective Discipline Develops Enjoyable Child Behavior
  • Multimethod Personality Assessment and “Ordinary” Clinical Work
  • Forensic Psychology in Virginia: A Primer

-Ridjie Chery, Psy.D., LCP, Chair Continuing Education
Clinical Psychologist at Alicia’s Place

Contact: [email protected]