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.

While there have been no reported cases of “conversion therapy” in Virginia, and while most mental health professions believe providing such would be contrary to standard of practice, there remains concern that there appears to be no statutory or  regulatory provision prohibiting conversion therapy.  Consequently, a movement is underway for various licensing and regulatory Boards (under the Virginia Department of Health Professions) to have a working group propose a regulatory structure to address this issue.  In response, VACP has developed a position statement on conversion therapy. Click here to read more.



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VACP Fall Convention
Sep. 21-23 - Williamsburg Lodge
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Welcome to our Newest Members:
Lori Barfield
Keith Bernardo
Chad Kelland
Tiffany Lang-Altman
Jacob Schmitz
Tiphanie Sutton Bivens
Jonathan Treible
Thuanhan Vien
Daniela Walder

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