Contact the Practice Directorate

American Psychological Association
Practice Directorate
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Call toll-free: (800) 374-2723
Fax: (202) 336-5797

Government Relations

Phone: (202) 336-5889
Email Government Relations

Contact for information on:

  • Health care reform implementation.

  • Patient access to the full range of psychologists’ services.

  • Medicare reimbursement for psychological services.

  • Mental health parity — Implementation of federal law.

  • Grassroots advocacy — Visit the Legislative Action Center.

Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Email Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Contact for information on:

  • Managed care and insurance companies.

  • Licensure and scope of practice.

  • Psychologists’ roles in hospital/other health care delivery systems.

  • Patient privacy, including HIPAA compliance and subpoenas. 

  • Prescriptive authority.

  • Parenting coordination.

Practice Research and Policy

Phone: (202) 336-5911
Email Practice Research and Policy

Contact for information on:

  • Treatment guidelines. 

  • Evidence-based practice.  

  • Health information technology/electronic record keeping. 

  • Psychology practice patterns and trends.

State Advocacy

Phone: (202) 336-5864
Email State Advocacy

Contact for information on:

  • State legislative and regulatory developments. 

  • State Leadership Conference.

  • Collaboration with state, provincial and territorial psychological associations. 

  • Rural health. 

  • Serious mental illness/serious emotional disturbance.

  • Colleague assistance.

Practice Communications

Phone: (202) 336-5898
Email Practice Communications

Contact for information on:

Governance Operations

Phone: (202) 336-5858
Email Governance Operations