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Calls for Nominations


Call for Nominations for the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES)

The deadline is September 13. CSES anticipates two membership vacancies and is seeking qualified candidates to serve three-year terms commencing January 2018. Nominations may originate from individuals, APA committees, boards and Divisions, as well as self-nominations. The committee shall: 

  • Collect information and documentation concerning SES.
  • Promote scientific understanding of the roles of poverty and SES in health, education and human welfare.
  • Develop approaches to the application of psychology that take into account the effects of SES on psychological development and well-being.
  • Advocate for the social policy that will alleviate or reduce the disparities between SES groups.

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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. 5, 2017, with an optional extension to visit the east of Cuba through Nov. 9, 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 Awards


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."

Society for Military Psychology

Distinguished Mentor Award 

The Society for Military Psychology, APA Div. 19, is accepting nominations for the Military Psychology Distinguished Mentor Award. This award is intended to recognize exceptional efforts of individuals who invest in the development of psychologists and other professionals interested in the psychological study of the military through service, education, research, teaching and training.



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

Improving Access and Wait Times in Mental Health
Submission deadline: June 15, 2017. Psychological Services invites manuscripts for a special package on improving access and wait times in mental health services.

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. 

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.


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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