State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations (SPTAs)

The APA Practice Organization (APAPO) works with its 60 affiliated state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) on a broad range of issues affecting the professional practice of psychology. This strong partnership allows APAPO to have its ear to the ground and maintain a watchful eye in jurisdictions where psychologists practice. This focus improves decision making regarding resource allocation and prioritization of advocacy efforts.

SPTA Directory

CAPP Grant Program

The Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) has long recognized the vital role played by SPTAs in protecting the profession of psychology in their jurisdictions. One of the major ways that CAPP supports the work of the SPTAs is through the CAPP Grant Program. The grant program returns a portion of the Practice Assessment monies to the states in the form of grants for organizational development, legislative advocacy, special projects, and emergencies.

The Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) was pleased to award and distribute $480,000 in grants to 31 SPTAs in 2011.

The Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) was pleased to award and distribute $480,000 in grants to 33 SPTAs in 2010.

The Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) was pleased to award and distribute $460,182 in grants to 35 SPTAs in 2009.

CESPPA

The Council of Executives of State, Provincial (and Territorial) Psychological Associations (CESPPA) is supported by APAPO and consists of the executive directors of the 60 affiliated SPTAs. This vital organization makes it possible for SPTAs to share resources and communicate with each other and APAPO on a broad range of association management and advocacy issues that address the needs of practicing psychologists.

Association Management Resources

APA Practice Organization Resources for SPTAs