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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.

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Boards, Committees & Groups

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APA International Learning Partner Program to Cuba

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

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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.

 

Statements and Nominations

Divisions and SPTAs

Candidate Statements for APA Divisions and SPTAs

Read the candidate statements for each division or state, provincial or territorial psychological association. The submission of a candidate statement was voluntary, so not all candidates will have a statement.

APA Board and Committees

APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)

BAPPI invites nominations for the 2019 APA Public Interest Awards. The committee will evaluate each nomination based on the extent to which the nominee has exhibited knowledge and/or experience with the criteria identified in the description of each award.

 

Advocacy

Federal Policy and Legislation

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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

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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.

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.

APA Website Usability Study

You’re invited to become a usability tester, helping us improve the online experience of members and the ways you interact with us on the web.

 

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 Comments

Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority (RxP) Documents Posted for Public Comment
Submission deadline: April 22, 2018. APA is accepting comments for proposed revisions to the RxP Model Curriculum, RxP Designation Criteria and RxP Model Legislation documents. These documents define the training needs and minimum competencies required for prescriptive authority for psychologists.

Calls for Papers

Advances in Empirically Supported Diagnostic Decision Making 
Submission deadline: April 30, 2018. Archives of Scientific Psychology invites papers for a special issue presenting recent methodological advances in developing differential diagnoses of psychological and neuropsychological conditions. 

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

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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.
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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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