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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

Call for Nominations


Recording Secretary for APA Board of Directors

Nominations due: March 30, 2018. The Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the position of APA Recording Secretary. The term of the current Recording Secretary ends Dec. 31, 2018.

Any member of the association is eligible for nomination. Final nominees will be selected by the Board of Directors. The election ballot will be electronically sent on July 1 to all voting members of the 2017 Council of Representatives with a 30-day balloting period.

Tips for Nomination

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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 Nominations

APA Journal Editors

Call for Nominations for Journal Editors

Nominations for editorships of Review of General Psychology and Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology are open. Deadlines are March 2 and March 15, 2018, respectively. To submit a nomination, please register on APA's editor search portal and follow the prompts.

APA Board and Committees

2018 APA Board and Committee Call Now Open

The Board of Directors encourages the nomination of those members who may be new to APA governance or who are underrepresented in the current governance structure. Self-nominations are welcome. The work of each board and committee requires a specific expertise which is listed on the nominations website.


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.

Immigrant & Refugee Mental Health Resource Network

Volunteer your services to organizations assisting asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and internally displaced individuals.

Give an Hour

Join this national network of volunteers who provide free mental health services to veterans, service members and their families.

Health Equity Ambassadors Program

Information and training on health equity concerns affecting various vulnerable populations.

AAAS On-Call Scientists

Take advantage of this opportunity to help advance human rights at home and around the world.


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

Two-page letter of intent deadline: Feb. 20, 2018. American Psychologist welcomes submissions for a special issue on psychology's contributions to multidisciplinary research teams. The goal is to showcase the unique value of psychological research in solving everyday problems that require a multidisciplinary effort.

Submission deadline: Feb. 25, 2018. Canadian Psychology invites the submission of manuscripts for a special issue on psychotherapy. Papers can be submitted in French or in English. Les articles peuvent etre soumis en francais ou en anglais.

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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