Email Discussion List

Email discussion list for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health clinicians interested in VA C&P exams for PTSD and other mental disorders. 

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Email Discussion List for Psychological C&P Exams

Official name of List: VA Compensation and Pension

Nickname: Psych C&P Exams

URL: https://groups.google.com/g/va-compensation-and-pension

Email address: va-compensation-and-pension@googlegroups.com

Prefix: An email sent by the list begins with: [Psych C&P Exams]

Group Description: For psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health clinicians interested in C&P exams for PTSD and other mental disorders conducted with U.S. uniformed services veterans. Please provide basic information demonstrating that you are a licensed mental health clinician when you ask to join the list.

If you are a VBA staffer, VA-accredited claims agent, veterans law attorney, or a veterans service officer, please provide basic information demonstrating that you are a credentialed professional, and please let us know why you want to join. We appreciate learning from other professionals.

IMPORTANT: For all requests to join the list, tell us on the "Request to join" form that you will keep all posts to the list private and confidential. In other words, you will not reproduce posts from other members and distribute, send, or publish them, without the permission of the member who posted.

As an alternative, or if you already subscribe to the list and have not done so yet, you can complete the "I promise to keep all posts to the Psych C&P Exam List confidential" form on this page:

https://www.drworthen.net/promise.html

History: This email discussion list was created when a previous "VA Compensation and Pension" list (vacompandpen@googlegroups.com), which was run by the Association of VA Psychology Leaders (AVAPL), was closed by that organization.

Proviso: This list is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


How to Join

  1. Sign into your Google Account. (If you use Gmail, you have a Google Account).

  2. If you do not have a Google Account, you need to create one. (See Create a Google Account for instructions).

  3. While you are signed in to your Google Account, go to https://groups.google.com/g/va-compensation-and-pension.

  4. Click on the button/icon/link to request membership in the Google Group.

IMPORTANT: For all requests to join the list, tell us on the "Request to join" form that you will keep all posts to the list private and confidential. In other words, you will not reproduce posts from other members and distribute, send, or publish them, without the permission of the member who posted.

Note: We use Google Groups to manage the list, therefore when you "join the Google group" you are "joining the list".


Google Groups Info, Help, & Troubleshooting

Google Groups Help – Main help page. Includes a search function.

Manage your subscriptions & global settings - In Google Groups, your subscription settings determine whether and how you receive email from groups. Global settings let you choose whether to receive notifications and invitations, change your display language, and check your bounce status.

Create & respond to posts - You can start or join conversations in Google Groups by posting a new message or responding to posts in your groups. 

Leave a group or unsubscribe from emails

Change your display name or email address - You can change your display name, photo, email address, and how frequently you get email from the group. 

Add a group as an email address in Gmail

Post graphics, photos, & videos


Troubleshooting

Fix problems signing in & viewing posts - includes information about:

  • Can’t access Google Groups via email
  • Can’t access a group through the website
  • Not getting a group’s emails
  • Getting summaries instead of emails
  • Can’t post messages
  • Posted messages not appearing


How to change email address for receiving emails

  1. Sign in to Google Groups
  2. Search or browse for the group you want.
  3. On the left, click My membership settings.
  4. Under Email used for membership, click the email address shown and then select a different one.
  5. Click Save


Terminology

Note: We use Google Groups to manage our email discussion list. Google Groups uses somewhat different terminology. The most important thing to know is that "the group" is the same as "the list".


Synonymous Terms

  • post = message = email sent to or from the list

  • group = list = listserv

  • manager = moderator


Download this Information as a PDF file

Download this information as a PDF document.


What Do You Think?

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