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Boards, Committees & Groups

Calls for Nominations


2017 APA Board and Committee Call for Nominations

The deadline is March 3 to submit nominations for a wide variety of APA boards and committees via a convenient online form. Simply log in using your MyAPA account and password and follow the directions. Some boards and committees included in this call are: 

  • Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
  • Board of Scientific Affairs
  • Ethics Committee
  • Membership Board
  • Policy and Planning Board
  • Publications and Communications Board

Student Leadership


American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Committee

The deadline is Jan. 11 for elected positions and March 7 for subcommittee chair positions on this advisory committee that gives students a voice at APA.

Trains and mobilizes campus representatives to inform their peers about timely issues in psychology and the importance of advocacy. 

APA's Science Student Council advocates for the interests of science-oriented psychology graduate students. 


Calls for Comments


Survey of Prospective Graduate Students

PSYCAS, a centralized application service for students applying to master's- and doctoral-level psychology graduate program, seeks input from individuals considering applying to graduate-level psychology programs. Take this confidential and quick survey to help PSYCAS better serve prospective students. You can also enter a drawing to win a copy of APA’s 2017 edition of “Graduate Study in Psychology."

APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA)

Revisions to five Implementing Regulations (IRs) 

Div. 16 (School Psychology) reports that CoA seeks public comment by Feb. 5, 2017, on five IRs tailored to the new Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology and the revised Accreditation Operating Procedures. Revisions focus on: Discipline-Specific Knowledge (DSK); Direct Observation; Profession-Wide Competencies (PWC); Annual Reporting for Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Program Monitoring (D.4-7(a)); and Narrative Annual Reporting for Reaffirmation of Accreditation and Program Monitoring (D.4-7(c)).



Federal Policy and Legislation


Join APA's Federal Action Network

Get updates and action alerts on how you can advocate for the field of psychology and its role in promoting health, education and human welfare.

Science and Research


Advocate for Psychological Science

Use APA's simple, effective tools to understand hot issues and learn what you can do today to take a stand for psychological science.



Help people in your community and across the country better understand psychology and its application to daily life

Public Education Campaign Network

Volunteer your time to to educate the public about the role of psychology in health care.

TOPSS Speakers Bureau

Visit local high school and community college psychology classes to discuss your career and experience.

ACT Raising Safe Kids

Help provide nurturing environments for children by teaching positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers.

APA Media Referral Service

Join the database that APA uses to direct national news media to psychologists with expertise on a variety of timely issues.

Disaster Resource Network

Become a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer to support communities before, during and in the recovery from a disaster.

Accreditation Site Visitors

Site visitors serve a critical role in providing information to the Commission on Accreditation about the quality of educational programs.

Journal Manuscript Reviewers

APA seeks applicants to volunteer to review manuscripts submitted to APA journals as part of the peer review process.

Be a Mentor

Participate as mentors in this program intended to benefit students and professionals with disabilities.

Disability Mentoring Program

Participate as mentors in this program intended to benefit students and professionals with disabilities.
LGBT Graduate Student Mentoring Program

LGBT Graduate Student Mentoring Program

Apply to mentor LGBT graduate students in psychology who share similar interests, experiences and goals.

Calls for Papers, Programs & Submissions

Calls for Papers

Submission deadline: March 1, 2017. Canadian Psychology invites submission of manuscripts for a special issue on learning. Papers may be submitted in French or in English.

Racial Trauma and Healing
Abstract submission deadline: June 20, 2017. Soliciting manuscripts on the effects of racial and ethnic trauma on people of color, such as African American, Asian American, Latina/o/Latinx Muslim, and American Indian individuals.

Publish a Book With APA

The guidelines include providing a CV that indicates your qualifications to write on the topic of the book, explaining the book's intended audience and providing a chapter-by-chapter outline. 

Essay Competition

APA's Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) 2017 competition topic is "An Aging World." The submission deadline is March 15.


Financially support programs that fund needed psychological research or advocacy for the field psychology

American Psychological Foundation logo

The American Psychological Foundation supports students and psychologists whose research, projects, and intervention programs make a difference to individuals and communities.
APA Practice Organization

A legally separate companion organization to the American Psychological Association, the APA Practice Organization advocates to protect practitioners’ economic and marketplace interests.
Education Advocacy Trust logo

Support the Education Advocacy Trust's efforts to build legislative support for quality psychology education, including the allocation of funds to federal grant programs.

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