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APA's 14 councils and their committees were established by the Board of Trustees to implement APA's objectives. APA’s councils and committees are together known as components. Members of these APA components provide their expertise in the development of APA policy and resources for our membership and the profession.

Nominations are now open to serve on the new Council on Women’s Mental Health

In July, APA’s Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Council on Women’s Mental Health. It will become an official APA component in May 2024, replacing the Committee on Women’s Mental Health.

Members with expertise in the content area of the council are invited to nominate themselves or a colleague to serve.

Nominations are being accepted now through November 15, 2023, using the online nomination form. Appointees will be notified in March 2024. All new appointments will be effective at the conclusion of the 2024 Annual Meeting.

For questions, contact [email protected].

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