United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Psychology - Community Living Center (CLC)

The Community Living Center (CLC) is a 120 bed facility that houses a rehabilitation unit, long term care, and hospice and palliative care. A full-time psychologist functions as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes on-site physicians; nurse practitioners; physical, occupational, recreational therapists; and a creative arts specialist. In addition, the psychologist serves as liaison with the Polytrauma Treatment Team in working with OIF/OEF Veterans in the rehabilitation unit. The psychologist has multiple roles in the CLC, including:

  • conducting brief cognitive and psychological assessments,
  • providing interventions for a variety of psychological issues including anxiety and mood disorders, thought disorders, adjustment disorders, and pain management. Specifically, the psychologist provides short-term, problem-focused psychotherapy; crisis interventions; brief, one-session supportive counseling; psycho-education in stress management and mental health; and behavioral plans to reduce health risks
  • working with veterans' family members
  • providing guidance in ways to enhance the quality of life and create a more stress-free, home-like environment.

Location: The CLC is located on the second floor of Building 6 of the Medical Center.

Submit Geriatrics/Extended Care Screening Consult for services, or contact Drucilla Davis at 202-745-8000, ext. 5600 for information.