The Education Directorate seeks to advance education and training in psychology and the application of psychology to education and training by: enhancing the quality of teaching and learning outcomes at all levels; meeting the demands of the changing demographics in a multicultural society; and increasing the level and availability of financial and public policy support.
The Practice Directorate promotes the practice of psychology and the accessibility and availability of mental and behavioral health services through legislative, regulatory and judicial advocacy, public education and outreach, and research. The Practice Directorate helps develop policies and guidelines for the delivery of psychological services as well as educational material for psychologists and the public.
The Public Interest Directorate applies the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice. Through education, training and public policy, we: promote equitable and just treatment of all segments of society; encourage the advancement of equal opportunity; foster empowerment of those who do not share equitably in society’s resources.
The Science Directorate works to advance the discipline of psychological science and to represent and meet the needs of psychological scientists at all training and career stages. Its programs include science policy and government relations, research ethics, psychological testing and assessment, scientific awards, summer research training, and communications with the scientific community and general public.