Nomination period for CAPP begins Feb. 12

APAPO members are encouraged to participate in this new opportunity for engagement.

The nomination period opens Feb. 12 for members of the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) who wish to nominate individuals for the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), the oversight body for the APA Practice Organization that reports to the APAPO Board of Directors.

APAPO “practice constituents” — those who have paid the Practice Assessment for 2015 — can submit nominations through the CAPP Nominations page for the three available positions on CAPP. Each position has a three-year term that begins Jan. 1, 2016. Members seeking to submit a nomination will need to log in through MyApa to authenticate their membership.

The CAPP nomination period closes on March 25.

The timeline for the nominations and elections process in 2015 is expected to proceed as follows:

  • In February all APAPO practice constituents may begin nominating practice constituents who might serve on CAPP.
  • Once nominations close on March 25, CAPP will review the nominations and propose three slates for review and approval by the APAPO Board of Directors at its June meeting. The slates will be proposed to help ensure that CAPP has representation across practice types, settings and sizes, as well as diversity in the practitioners nominated and their geographic location.
  • CAPP member elections will open on July 31 and close Sept. 18. All APAPO practice constituents will be eligible to participate in the elections. The actual election will be handled by Survey and Ballot Services Inc., an outside company.

APAPO members are encouraged to participate in this new opportunity for engagement. “We want our APAPO practice constituents actively involved in selecting practitioner leaders and helping to chart the future direction of the APAPO,” said Executive Director Katherine C. Nordal, PhD.

We welcome your feedback about the new nomination and election process. Members with questions or comments are invited to send an email.