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2023 Spring Conference
The Westin Alexandria Old Town
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Friday, April 14, 2023, 7:45 AM to Saturday, April 15, 2023, 3:30 PM EST
Category: VACP Events

Please join us for the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP) Spring Conference, scheduled for April 13 to 15, 2023, at the Westin in Old Town Alexandria. The theme of the Spring conference: “Diversity in trauma, where does resilience fit in?"   

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The discounted rate for VACP at The Westin is $195.00* / night, and is available Thursday & Friday nights. There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, so please make your reservations by March 23, 2023, by calling 866-837-4210 and mentioning VACP, or click here to make your reservations online.

*All guestroom rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently 15.5% + $1.25/night.

Invitation from Continuing Education Committee Chair:

Given that trauma is so prevalent in the communities we serve, healthcare professionals must display a capacity for effectively providing trauma-informed assessment and intervention that acknowledges, respects, and integrates patients' cultural beliefs, values, and practices. Although the literature supports a universal biological response to trauma, cultural factors can influence the biopsychosocial aspects of trauma and consequentially traumatic stress reactions. Specifically, cultural factors play a critical role in vulnerability to traumatic stress, stress experience and expression, and treatment response.

The goal is for attendees to engage in thought-provoking discussions in an inclusive space designed to encourage networking, learning, and sharing of cross-cultural experiences through various methods, strategies, and research. The VACP aims to improve the outcomes of patients and families coping with the consequences of trauma and associated developmental/mental health-related issues. We are thrilled to have a high-quality, expert-led training experience that offers an exceptional set of presenters. The Spring Conference will offer several beneficial presentations, including approaches to boost resilience in vulnerable populations, formation of racial trauma in African Americans, state of toxic stress and resilience: policy and practice, trauma related to the medical psychology field, military trauma, and thriving while black. Lastly, we offer a HIPAA course on compliance and cybersecurity to satisfy the ethics credit.  

“No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma- but we make out of them just what suits our purposes” - Alfred Adler. 

I look forward to yet another opportunity for learning, serving our communities together, and advancing the field of psychology.

Warm Regards,

Ridjie Chery, Psy.D., LCP
Continuing Education Committee Chair

Contact: [email protected]