Welcome to the APA Practice Organization listserv, The Community for Practicing Psychologists. We hope you will find the listserv to be an essential resource and a stimulating source of collegial interaction for members of the only organization focused on marketplace issues and advocacy for psychologists. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the listserv policies and procedures. Feel free to jump in on conversations and start some of your own and peruse the website for additional information.

General Information

  • The APA Practice Organization listserv is a "reply" listserv. What this means is that if you hit "reply all" to a message, it will go to the entire audience. If you want to speak to an individual or a few individuals, please select "reply" so your response goes to the individual(s) email address.
  • If you do not want to receive individual emails, you can set your account to a daily digest summary using the listserv website.
  • If you're having problems, please send a message directly via email.
  • Do not use the forum for illegal purposes, including but not limited to defamation, violation of intellectual property laws, violation of antitrust or unfair competition laws or violation of criminal laws.
  • The listserv cannot be used to solicit contributions for political action committees. However, participants can talk about PACs in general including the APAPO-PAC.
  • Please be supportive of fellow listserv members and show mutual respect by keeping your messages constructive, courteous, and brief.
  • No advertising or solicitations.
  • Do not intentionally interfere with or disrupt other forum members, network services, or network equipment. This includes distribution of unsolicited advertisement or chain letters, propagation of computer worms and viruses, and use of the network to make unauthorized entry to any other machine accessible via the forum.
  • Only APA Practice Organizations members can use this listserv; graduate students are allowed to join the APA Practice Organization. More information on membership.
  • In line with item 4, no research requests, please. Consistent with APA and APA Practice Organization guidelines, list members are requested not to make direct solicitations to respond to survey content or items on the list, or to forward such requests from non-list members. Members may post brief requests to participate in research with which they are associated by posting a message that includes information about how to contact the investigator(s) or how to access the survey via another online site.

Topic Headings

There are a series of topic headings to help keep conversation threads organized. It's recommended that you use these to help those who have filters running on their mailboxes.

  • INTRODUCTION: Introduction by new list member
  • PRACTICE_BUSINESS: building, managing, marketing and diversifying your practice.
  • REIMBURSEMENT: Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance
  • INTEGRATED_CARE: Questions specific about integrated care practice, ex. Same-day billing, co-location, billing, etc.
  • NEWS: Psychologists/psychology in the news, APAPO, or relevant news
  • PSYCHOLOGISTS_ADVOCACY: Lobbying on legislative issues affecting the profession and psychology's political action committee APAPO-PAC
  • CAMPAIGN_MESSAGE: For APA/APA Practice Organization election campaign messages
  • ETHICS: Ethical issues
  • LEG_&_REG: Audits and other practice-related legal and regulatory issues
  • LEADERSHIP: questions about leadership training, negotiation, etc.
  • TELEPSYCHOLOGY: Questions or information about regulatory, legislative, computers, devices, software, email, etc.
  • RESEARCH_&_MANAGEMENT: Discussions about efficacy research, outcome measurement, program evaluation or quality improvement
  • RxP: Prescription privileges
  • STUDENT_POST: Posting by student member
  • ECP_POST: Posting by early career psychologist member
  • LIST_MAINT: List management issues
  • RETIREMENT: Discussion of pre-retirement issues
  • MESSAGE_TO_CAPP: For messages to the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice that are relevant to all list members
  • CAPP_NEWS: Messages from the CAPP board about committee activities