Run for an APA Board or Committee

Serving on an APA Board or Committee provides a fabulous opportunity to employ and develop psychology to benefit individuals, groups, organizations, and society. The official call is below. The deadline to submit nominations will be January 31st, 2023.This will be for Board and Committee positions that begin on January 1, 2024.

Information about the boards and committees can be found at Information about the open slates for 2024 for each of the boards and committees is available at

I have served/chaired on a few of these boards and committees as well on the board of directors and would be happy to have a conversation if that would be helpful to you. You would apply using the self-nomination process but endorsement from the society is possible.

Stewart Cooper, PhD, ABPP
Div 29 Secretary


The nomination form can be accessed here (  You will need to login using your MyAPA account ID and password.  If you haven’t yet registered for your MyAPA account or have forgotten your login ID or password, simply follow the instructions provided once you click on the link. January 31 is the deadline for submitting nominations.

Nominations are requested for the following boards and committees:

Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest

Board of Educational Affairs
Board of Professional Affairs
Board of Scientific Affairs
Committee for Global Psychology
Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Subspecialties in Professional Psychology
Committee on Rural Health
Ethics Committee
Finance Committee
Membership Board
Policy and Planning Board
Publications and Communications Board
Committee on Animal Research and Ethics
Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority
Committee on Aging Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education
Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology
Committee on Division/APA Relations
Committee on Early Career Psychologists
Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
Committee on Professional Practice and Standards
Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Committee on Socioeconomic Status
Committee on Women in Psychology
Continuing Education
Committee Fellows Committee
Health Equity Committee

If you have any questions, please contact the Election Office via email at  All nominations must be submitted using the online form.

Additional Information:

  • The Board of Directors encourages the nomination of those members who may be new to APA volunteer leadership or who are underrepresented in the current volunteer leadership structure.

2023 Calendar

  • January 31 is the deadline for submitting nominations.
  • The election slates are developed by respective boards and committees and the Board of Directors approves the slates by mid-April.
  • Following Board approval, nominees are contacted to confirm their willingness to run, and serve, if elected, and to submit a statement to be included with the ballot.
  • The Ballot is sent to members of the 2023 Council on August 15.
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