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APA's 13 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.

Serve on an APA Component

Nominations are now open for Presidential Appointments

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2023

APA’s many accomplishments are made possible through the generosity of our members’ time, energy, and expertise. Members are invited to nominate themselves or a colleague with expertise in the content areas of the components to reflect the breadth of diversity within the membership.

Nominations are being accepted now through August 15, 2023, using the online nomination form.

Appointees will be notified in April 2024. All new appointments will be effective May 5, 2024.

Before completing a submission, please ensure the following information is readily available about yourself or the colleague you are nominating:

  1. Nominee full name and credentials.
  2. Nominee address (street address, city, state).
  3. Nominee preferred email address.
  4. Nominee current or past APA component service.
  5. A brief statement of interest outlining the nominee's expertise and experience in the selected area(s) of interest (maximum 200 words).
  6. A brief statement outlining how the nominee will integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and anti-racism into the work of the component (maximum 200 words).
  7. An abbreviated CV (1 page maximum) with a photo of the nominee, tailored to the selected component(s).

For questions, contact [email protected].

Learn about the work and purpose of each council.

Download the Component Guide (member-only .pdf) to view an outline of the responsibilities of Components, Component Chairs, and Component Members, and some of the terms and conditions under which members accept appointment to those positions, and to provide information and resources to assist in administering those responsibilities.

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View photo directories to find APA Council Members (available to APA Members only).

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