Get Involved with APA Divisions
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.
Boards, Committees & Groups
Travel to Cuba with APA
Applications due: Aug. 30, 2018. The International Learning Partner Program (ILPP) is open to psychologists and graduate students of psychology who are interested in building professional collaborations with colleagues in the Caribbean.
The upcoming ILPP to Cuba will take place Nov. 18-28, 2018. Participants will attend the HOMINIS 2018 Conference (Nov. 19-24), meet with leaders, faculty and service members of psychology organizations and programs, visit university and clinical settings and participate in local social and cultural activities.
Tips for Nomination
How to prepare, your letter of interest, and next steps: If you have been involved in APA division or state psychological association leadership as an early career psychologist, you may be well-qualified to serve at the APA level of governance. Calls for nominations should come across your division or state association email list, most often in December with nominations due in March or in late spring.
APA governance is primarily made up of boards and committees. Committees report to boards and the first position held in APA governance is usually on a committee.
Statements and Nominations
Continuing Education Committee (CEC)
RxP Designation Committee
Nomination deadline: Aug. 6, 2018. BEA and CAPP are seeking nominations to fill two seats on the RxP Designation Committee. Expertise and application materials can be found in the call for nominations.
Federal Policy and Legislation
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
Use APA's simple, effective tools to understand hot issues and learn what you can do today to take a stand for psychological science.
Be a Mentor
Calls for Papers, Programs & Submissions
Calls for Papers
Abstract submission: June 30, 2018. In this special issue of Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, we'll examine current views of women that outline women as active agents, question past assumptions, or detail ways in which the field has limited a fuller exploration of women. All articles must have a clear relevance to evolutionary perspectives of human behavior.
Letter of intent deadline: July 2, 2018. In an effort to advance the practice of evidence-based care with transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology is issuing a call for manuscripts intended to highlight and disseminate knowledge related to clinical practice with this population.
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.
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.
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