Call for comments on proposed specialty guidelines for forensic psychology and prevention science and practice guidelines

July 15, 2011 is the deadline to comment on proposed APA guidelines

By Governance Operations Staff

May 12, 2011—The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks comments on the following proposed APA guidelines.

Proposed Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology

The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks member and public comments on Proposed Revision of the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, a collaboration between the American Psychology-Law Society, APA Division 41 and the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and facilitated through the APA review process, per Association Rule 30.8, by BPA and the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS). 

The revised guidelines aim to improve the quality of forensic psychological services, enhance the practice and facilitate the systematic development of forensic psychology, and encourage a high level of quality in professional practice.

Submit your comments by July 15, 2011.

Proposed Prevention Science and Practice Guidelines

The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks member and public comments on Proposed Prevention Science and Practice Guidelines as developed by the Guidelines Work Group, a collaboration between Division 17 and several others, and facilitated through the APA review process per Association Rule 30.8, by BPA and the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS).

The Proposed Guidelines for Prevention Practice are intended to advance prevention science in psychology by offering a set of recommendations to facilitate continued development of prevention within psychological specialty areas.

Submit your comments by July 15, 2011.

For further information, contact Mary G. Hardiman, Director of Board Operations, Governance Operations, APA Practice Directorate at (202) 336-5881.