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APA Divisions are special interest groups organized and run by members. With 54 divisions, it's easy to find a community that shares your interests.

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Boards, Committees & Groups

Calls for Nominations

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Call for Nominations: 2018 Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE)

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2017. The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) is seeking nominees for CABE to join the committee in January 2018. Two members will be appointed. Please note that BEA encourages participation by early career psychologists and members of underrepresented groups, and would particularly welcome such nominees. 

Self-nominations also are encouraged. BEA will consider a slate of nominees and make the appointments later in 2017. The APA Board of Directors will be requested to approve these appointments in December 2017.

Nominees for CABE should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief personal statement that describes the basis for their interest in becoming a member of CABE. 

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Travel to Cuba with APA International Learning Partner Program

Initiated in 2012, the APA International Learning Partner Program is designed to promote an understanding of psychology and psychological issues in countries outside the United States. The program advances these goals through international collaboration in research, education and scholarship. This program is open to psychologists and graduate psychology students who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in Cuba.

APA will host a trip to Cuba to attend Psicosalud 2017 in Havana, Cuba. The dates of the trip are Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2017. Trip participants will visit Havana, engage in seminars and site-visits on the Cuban health care and education systems and will attend the Psicosalud conference. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Calls for Comments and Nominations

RxP Designation Committee

Call for Nominations

Deadline: Aug. 25, 2017. The APA Board of Education Affairs (BEA) and the APA Practice Organization Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) are seeking nominations to fill two seats on the Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority (RxP Designation Committee). Each appointment will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Fellows Committee

Call for Nominations: 2018

Deadline: Sept. 8, 2017. The APA Fellows Committee seeks nominations for one new member for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The committee is charged with the review of nominations for APA fellows and will report their recommendations on each nomination to the Board of Directors through the Membership Board. Members of the committee must be APA fellows, shall not serve on a Division Fellows Committee, nor endorse initial APA fellow candidates during their term on the Fellows Committee.
 

Advocacy

Federal Policy and Legislation

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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

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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.

 

Volunteer

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

Psychology's Contributions to Understanding and Alleviating Poverty and Economic Inequality  
Deadline for manuscript submissions: August 31, 2017. American Psychologist invites submission for a special issue which aims to showcase the breadth and depth of psychology's contributions to understanding and alleviating poverty and economic inequality.

Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Overdose and Opioid-Use Disorders
Deadline for manuscript submissions: Sept. 1, 2017. Addictive Behaviors is now accepting submissions for a special issue, Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Overdose and Opioid-Use Disorders. Papers may include epidemiological, laboratory-based, or community-based research on prevention and/or treatment of opioid overdose, misuse of opioids (prescribed or illicit), and opioid-use disorders.


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. 

Science Fairs

Participating in a school psychology club or creating experiments for a science fair can nurture an interest in psychological science and cultivate an understanding of behavior's role in health, policy and more.
 

Donate

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

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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.
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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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