Coming soon: APAPO member involvement in governance elections

Beginning in 2015, members of the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) will have a new opportunity to nominate and elect governance leaders for APAPO.

Effective in 2015, members of the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) will have a new opportunity to engage in the process of nominating and electing governance leaders for APAPO. At the same time, the governance group involved — the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice, or CAPP — will become a committee solely of APAPO with no governance responsibilities related to APA. 

As reflected in bylaws, CAPP’s purpose is “to identify, plan and implement projects important to the protection, defense, and enhancement of professional practice and recommend to the board of directors the needed funding for such projects.” CAPP reports directly to the APAPO board of directors.

Starting in 2015, practitioner constituents of APAPO who pay the annual Practice Assessment will be invited to forward nominees to CAPP for elections. The nominations will be for new members to be seated on CAPP in January 2016. CAPP members will draw from these nominees to develop slates that will be presented to APAPO constituents for voting. 

The recent developments reflect actions taken during the August 2014 meeting of the APA Council of Representatives. 

“These changes are part of continuing efforts to understand, focus on and respond to the needs of the practice community” said Monica Kurylo, PhD, current chair of CAPP. “We hope that many of our constituents will welcome the opportunity for greater engagement in leadership decision making.”

APAPO, a companion organization to APA, was created in 2001 as a 501(c)6 organization and is dedicated exclusively to serving the needs and interests of professional psychologists. Its mission is to advance and protect the professional and economic interests of practicing psychologists. 

The APA Practice Organization will provide further details about these new developments in future communications to members.