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Welcome to the 2023 Board and Committee Call for Nominations

Nominations are sought for the following boards and committees whose members are elected by the Council of Representatives:

Unless noted otherwise board and committee terms commence January 1, 2024. Click on board/committee name to see the full description.

  1. Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
    The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public interest (BAPPI) has three seats open, each elected for three-year terms. BAPPI encourages nominations from those who Self-identify as male/a man; Experts in issues related to children, youth, and families; or Self-identify as Latinx.
  2. Board of Educational Affairs
    The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) has three seats open, each elected for three-year terms. BEA encourages nominations from psychologists with expertise in the Application of Psychology to Schools and Education; Precollege and Undergraduate Education in Psychology; Graduate and Postdoctoral Education in Psychology & Continuing Education and Life-Long Learning.
  3. Board of Professional Affairs
    The Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) has four seats open, each elected for three-year terms. BPA encourages nominations from experts in legislative policy/legal and regulatory issues; equity, diversity, and inclusion; early career psychologist; and independent practice/business practice.
  4. Board of Scientific Affairs
    The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) has three seats open, each elected for three-year terms. BSA encourages nominations in the areas of Industrial-Organizational Psychology; Occupational Health Psychology; Vocational Psychology; Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, and Addictions; Cognitive Psychology - Cognition, Perception, Memory, and Learning; and Neuropsychology & Neuroscientific Approaches.
  5. Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Subspecialties in Professional Psychology
    The Commission seeks nominations to fill three seats, elected for three-year terms: one seat representing education (BEA), one seat representing practice (BPA), and one seat representing the public. Commissioners shall also be nominated in such a fashion that ensures representation among them of (a) the broad scope of the practice of professional psychology, its scientific bases, and the Association's commitment to diversity and the public interest, and (b) an array of expertise in such matters as professional education and training, practitioner credentialing, program accreditation, continuing professional development, the identification of emerging patterns of practice, marketplace issues, legal/regulatory affairs, comprehensive and long-range knowledge of the development of specialties and the education and training system, student perspectives, consumer perspectives, evidence based practice and/or science background.
  6. Committee on Global Psychology
    The Committee for Global Psychology (CGP) seeks APA affiliate and full members who are concerned with, knowledgeable about, and committed to advancing APA's impact from a global perspective. Experience in international teaching/training, research, service, leadership, or policy is desired. Each seat will be elected to serve a three-year term.
  7. Committee on Rural Health
    The Committee on Rural Health (CRH) seeks to fill three slates with any nominees who are interested in the full breadth of issues affecting the health of persons living in rural and remote regions. CRH seeks nominations from individuals who are cultural, ethnic, or linguistic minority, persons with a disability, and/or an individual who represents a sexual orientation or gender diversity; individuals in private practice who is committed to service delivery for rural populations; and individuals with expertise in public health and advocacy.
  8. Ethics Committee
    The Ethics Committee has three seats open, each elected for three-year terms. Nominations are sought for an Early Career Psychologist (ECP) in an emerging area (e.g., technology, telepsychology, AI, integrated care, media/social media, open science, and other emerging areas); Psychologist with expertise or primary focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion including teaching, research, or consulting to organizations or institutions; and a Senior scientist or applied psychologist with expertise and experience in areas such as research ethics, publication ethics, institutional review boards, ethical open science, etc.
  9. Finance Committee
    The Finance Committee has two seats open, each elected  for terms of three years. One slate shall be drawn from current Council members or Finance Committee members who have served within the previous seven years (including outgoing members of the Finance Committee); the second slate shall be drawn from APA members who have demonstrated interest and expertise in organizational financial policies and operations.
  10. Membership Board
    The Membership Board has three seats open, each elected for three-year terms. Nominations from APA Affiliates, such as Student Affiliate, Teacher Affiliates, and International Affiliates, and areas of global perspectives, and practice.
  11. Policy and Planning Board
    The Policy and Planning Board (P&P) has three seats open, each elected for three-year terms. P&P encourages nominations in the areas of Diversity; Legal; Science; Education; Organizational Leadership; By-laws or Policy Development/Review; and New to APA Governance.
  12. Publications and Communications Board
    The Publications and Communications (P&C) Board has one open seat to be elected for a six-year term. P&C seeks nominees from psychologists whose primary expertise is in neuroscience, brain and behavior, and/or animal research. The newly elected candidate will be formally seated on July 1, 2024

Nominations are sought for the following committees whose members are appointed by the Board of Directors:

  1. Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority
    The Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority (RxP Designation Committee) seeks nominations to fill two seats. One of the open seats is for a member of the public. The appointees will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2024.
  2. Committee on Aging
    The Committing on Aging (CONA) has two seats open, each for three-year terms. CONA seeks nominees with research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in the following areas (1) bias, stigma, and discrimination and/or social justice issues among older adults in research or practice and (2.) Expertise in the practice of clinical or health psychology with older adults.
  3. Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education
    The Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education (CABE) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. CABE is seeking members whose primary teaching responsibility is undergraduate coursework at colleges or universities offering the baccalaureate degree
  4. Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
    The Committee on Children, Youth and Families (CYF) is pleased to invite nominations for service on the committee. There are two membership vacancies to serve three-year terms. CYF nominees should have research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in understudied and underserved culturally and linguistically diverse populations as well as experience partnering with the community or other professional, governmental, and other types of organizations.
  5. Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology
    The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. Nominations for experts that have professional and/or lived experience with disability aligning with disability advocacy and/or activism are encouraged to apply. In addition, nominee should have research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in one or more of the areas directly related to CDOP's mission.
  6. Committee on Division/APA Relations
    The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) has two seats open, each for three-year terms. CODAPAR strongly encourages the nomination of individuals with diverse identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation).
  7. Committee on Early Career Psychologists
    The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) has two seats open for (1) Divisions Representative and the (2) Science Representative, each appointed for three-year terms.
  8. Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
    The Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. CEMA is seeking nominees with life experience as an American Indian male-identifying and/or nonbinary or Latina/x female-identifying and/or nonbinary. In addition, CEMA candidates should have research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in one or more of the following areas: Strong leadership skills; Advocacy and/or policy experience; Experience working within interdisciplinary teams and/or integrated care settings; and, Special consideration will be given to those applicants whose education, training, experiences, and/or expertise represents basic and/or applied areas of psychological science/research.
  9. Committee on Professional Practice and Standards
    The Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS) has two positions open, each elected for three-year terms. COPPS is seeking expertise in healthcare and forensic psychology.
  10. Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
    The Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD) has two seats open, each appointed for three-year terms. CSOGD seeks nominations in the following areas: Efforts (research, policy, or practice) at the intersection of or related to the effects of ableism, ageism, heterosexism, xenophobia, intersectionality, misogyny, transphobia, and the communities who are particularly impacted by these systems of oppression; Experience or interest in professional or community organization leadership, especially with traditionally marginalized groups; Professional training and education in providing multiculturally-informed clinical healthcare; and Community mental health experience, especially with respect to marginalized groups.
  11. Committee on Socioeconomic Status
    The Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. CSES seeks nominees with life experience aligning practice and general expertise relevant to its mission. Nominees should also have research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in mitigating bias, stigma, and discrimination to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, and/or APA-wide strategic initiatives such as climate change, anti-racism, and population health approaches to behavioral & mental health.
  12. Committee on Women in Psychology
    The Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) has two seats open, each elected for three-year. CWP is seeking nominees with life experience as a American Indian psychologist or Early-career psychologist. Nominees should have research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in one or more of the following areas women's health/mental health; reproductive health/women's health policy; interpersonal violence; health equity; or bias, stigma, and discrimination.
  13. Continuing Education Committee
    The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) seeks nominations for seven new members to serve three-year terms each. The committee seeks to assemble a professional group committed to lifelong learning and evidence-based practice and education (see APA policy on Quality Professional Development and Continuing Education).
  14. Fellows Committee
    The APA Fellows Committee seeks nominations for one new member for a three-year term. The committee encourages nominations in the following areas Rehabilitation, Private Practice, or Health/Neuroscience. The Fellows Committee strongly encourages applications from fellows in science, academia, and those with racial or ethnic minority identities. 
  15. Health Equity Committee
    The Health Equity Committee (HEC) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. HEC is seeking nominees with research, teaching, or practice-based expertise in one or more of the following areas: mitigating bias, stigma, and discrimination to advance health equity; addressing racism as a key driver of health inequities; climate change; Anti-racism; and/or population health approaches to behavioral and mental health. Expertise in the following committee identified priorities are also sought: Biological, psychological, behavioral, social, and instructional drivers of infectious disease, including but not limited to Covid-19 and HIV; Communicating science to nonscientists; Communicating behavioral and social science through media outlets; knowledge of healthcare systems and policy to advance health equity; and/or expertise in lifespan and early childhood
  16. Committee on Animal Research and Ethics
    The Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. CARE encourages nominations of scientists who work in the following focus areas, to be considered broadly: environmental effects on psychological development (e.g., early-age exposure to stress, drugs of abuse); sex as a biological variable in psychology; learning and memory; and, science advocacy.
  17. Committee on Human Research
    The Committee on Human Research (CHR) has two seats open, each elected for three-year terms. CHR encourages nominations in the following areas Community Psychology; Research with Marginalized/Minoritized Populations; Cognitive Psychology; and Health Psychology.

APA is engaged in a process of transformation, placing a greater emphasis on making an impact that clearly benefits society and improves lives. In February 2019, the Council of Representatives adopted a new strategic plan that sets APA's organizational priorities for the next three to five years. Boards and committees are working in an integrated, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary manner since no single board or committee can achieve any of the plan's objectives on their own. Given the importance of this approach to the Association's strategic priorities, APA encourages nominees to review the strategic plan to become familiar with the larger context in which their expertise and interests will contribute to APA's success.

Boards and committees typically have one hybrid and one virtual meeting each year as well as monthly calls, but this varies depending on the group. Additional details can be found in the description for each board and committee. A video platform, such as Zoom, is used for all virtual calls and meetings.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2023. All nominations must be submitted using the online form.

Nominations are reviewed by individual boards and committees throughout the spring. The Board of Directors subsequently reviews and confirms committee members appointed by the Board of Directors August. Notifications about the committee appointments will be sent to nominees by early September. The balloting period for positions elected by the Council of Representatives is August 15-September 15, notifications will be sent following the election.

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