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Calls for Nominations


Call for Nominations: 2018 Board of Directors

Deadline: July 5, 2017. Nominations are sought for two member-at-large positions and one public member (non-psychologist) position on the 2018 APA Board of Directors. The term of service for all positions is Jan. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2020. Newly elected board members will also attend the board meeting and orientation in early December 2017.

The Board of Directors is responsible for exercising general supervision over the affairs of APA and supervises the work of the chief executive officer.

The board attends at least ten meetings per year. This includes six regular board meetings, two held in conjunction with the council meetings. Board members are members of APA’s Council of Representatives and attend the February and August council meetings. Board members also attend additional meetings, such as the consolidated board and committee meetings, and leadership conferences. 

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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 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.

Continuing Education Committee (CEC)

Call for Nominations: 2018 CEC

Deadline: Aug. 8, 2017. CEC seeks nominations for five new members to begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2018. Nominations are accepted from individuals, APA committees, boards and divisions, as well as self-nominations. The committee's tasks include providing review of all sponsors and organizations seeking APA sponsor approval, collaborating with organizations that want to become APA-approved sponsors and more.


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

Heterodox Ideas in Psychology 
Proposal deadline: August 30, 2017. Archives of Scientific Psychology requests proposals for submissions for a special issue, Heterodox Ideas in Psychology. This issue will be devoted to pressing questions and ideas in psychology that have been accorded insufficient attention because they run counter to conventional wisdom in the field.

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.

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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