APA Practice Organization Programs and Services

The Practice Directorate’s wide variety of programs and services benefit practicing psychologists in diverse settings and the public. The directorate supports members of the American Psychological Association and its companion organization, the APA Practice Organization.
Our primary activities focus on improving access to quality psychological services and cultivating opportunities for professional psychology. We provide educational materials about the value of psychological services and programs that benefit the public, policymakers, employers and psychologists.  

Major Programs and Services Include:

  • Public Education Campaign Overview

    A multi-year initiative consisting of several social marketing initiatives and targeted public awareness campaigns

  • Disaster Resource Network

    APA's Disaster Resource Network is a group of approximately 2,500 licensed psychologists across the U.S. and Canada who have expertise in the psychological impact of disasters on individuals, families and communities. Informed by psychological research, Disaster Resource Network members voluntarily engage in preparedness, response and recovery activities.

  • PracticeNet®

    This program conducts survey on the professional activities and service delivery patterns of professional psychologists, providing an invaluable resource for the Practice Directorate to serve the changing needs of its members.

  • Rural Health

    In almost all rural and frontier areas, health care practitioners, services and infrastructure are in short supply