Advancing colleague assistance in professional psychology

The monograph encourages more state, provincial and territorial psychological associations to develop colleague assistance programs

by APA's Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance with contributions from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

February 13, 2006 — This monograph (PDF, 316 KB), developed by APA's Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA) with contributions from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), is intended to alert psychologists, state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) and licensing boards to the range of difficulties a psychologist might face and identify strategies to address concerns before they impair professional practice. ACCA and ASPPB collaborated on the monograph to encourage more SPTAs to develop colleague assistance programs.

The appendices (PDF, 1.3 MB) provide examples of material from existing colleague assistance programs that may be suitable for adapting for use in other such programs.