APA Practice working for you

Introduction

Feb. 28, 2013—The Practice Directorate engages in a broad range of activities on behalf of practicing psychologists in diverse settings and consumers of psychological services. The directorate’s primary activities involve advancing and protecting professional psychology and consumers’ access to psychological services.

APA Executive Director for Professional Practice Katherine C. Nordal, PhD, provides staff leadership for the work of the APA Practice Directorate as well as the APA Practice Organization (APAPO), a companion organization to APA. APAPO was created in 2001 as a 501(c)6 organization under IRS rules to enable additional advocacy for the professional practice community beyond what APA, as a 501(c)3 organization, is legally permitted to do. APAPO is housed administratively in the Practice Directorate.

Following are brief highlights of selected Practice Directorate activities and significant developments from August 2012 to January 2013, including key activities of both the APA Practice Directorate and the APA Practice Organization.