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Practice Directorate activity highlights: February to July 2013

Introduction

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 health care 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. The APAPO is a 501(c)6 organization under IRS rules that enables additional advocacy for the professional practice community beyond what APA, as a 501(c)3 organization, is legally permitted to do. 

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