Get Involved

Grow your career and give back to psychology
Social Psychology Examines the Influence of Interpersonal and Group Relationships

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.

Find a Division

 

Boards, Committees & Groups

Elections

getinvolved-boxwidget-callnominations

Meet the 2017 APA President-elect Candidates

Read candidate bios, statements, and Q&A sessions of this year's candidates: Jack Kitaeff, PhD, JD; Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD; Raymond A. DiGiuseppe, PhD; Steven D. Hollon, PhD. 

APA members nominated five candidates to appear on the 2017 president-elect ballot. The final ballot will be sent to members on Sept. 15, and will close Oct. 30, 2017. Members who have an email address on file with APA will be sent the ballot by email. Those members who do not have an email address will be sent a paper ballot and will have the option to vote online or by mail.


Tips for Nomination

Committee membership 

Tips for Nomination to APA Boards and Committees

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.

 

Calls for Comments and Nominations

APA Journal Editors

Call for Nominations for Journal Editors

APA has opened nominations for the editorships of several journals. Candidates should be members of APA. Note that the Publications & Communications Board encourages participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process and would particularly welcome such nominees. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Call for Comments

Deadline: Nov. 5, 2017. APA seeks comments from all interested individuals and groups — including psychologists, health care professionals, researchers, clients/patients and their families, APA governance members and the general public — on the draft "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Behavioral Treatment of Obesity and Overweight in Children and Adolescents."
 

Advocacy

Federal Policy and Legislation

widget-grow-toolkit

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

getinvolved-boxwidget-science

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

Asian Americans and Suicide
Deadline for submissions: Nov. 1, 2017. The Asian American Journal of Psychology is extending an invitation for manuscripts to be considered for a special issue on Asian Americans and suicide. The issue's goal is to detail the current state of knowledge and gaps about suicide in Asian American communities, and to highlight innovative approaches to suicide prevention and management for Asian Americans through a culturally informed lens.

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

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.
 

Here to help

Have a question about APA membership?


Contact Us