Government Relations Offices
Education Government Relations Office
Part of APA's Education Directorate. Seeks to increase federal support for psychology education and training and to promote the application of psychology to education and training.
Public Interest Government Relations Office
As part of APA's Public Interest Directorate, PI-GRO advocates at the federal level to apply psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and the promotion of equitable and just treatment of all segments of society.
Science Government Relations Office
Part of APA's Science Directorate. Seeks to advance and preserve the infrastructure of psychological science.
APA Affiliated Organizations
APA Practice Organization (APAPO)
A 501(c)(6) organization that is separate from APA. Advocates on behalf of practicing psychologists and consumers of psychological services in areas such as insurance parity, privacy (HIPAA), and prescription privileges.
Education Advocacy Trust
A functionally autonomous part of the 501(c)(6) organization that was established to support education advocacy issues, such as Graduate Psychology Education Program funding, and mental health on college campuses.
APA Advocacy Issues
- Children, Youth and Families
- Community Health Centers
- Disability Issues
- Early Childhood, K-12 and Higher Education
- Ethnic Minority Affairs
- Federal Program Spending
- Federal Research Spending
- Graduate Psychology Education
- Health Care Reform
- HIV and AIDS
- Human Rights Advocacy
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
- Media and Children
- Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
- National Health Service Corps
- National Institutes of Health
- Peer Review
- Public Access to Scientific Articles
- Socioeconomic Status
- Substance Abuse
- Trauma, Violence and Abuse
- Women’s Issues
- Workforce Development
APA Congressional and Executive Branch Science Fellowship Programs offer members the opportunity to spend one year as a special assistant with a member of Congress or congressional committee on Capitol Hill or with a federal agency.
Provide psychologists with an invaluable public policy learning experience
Contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government
Broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government
PI-GRO engages membership in efforts on ENDA and Don't Ask/Don't Tell repeal
The lame duck session of Congress is currently underway and two critical legislative initiatives remain unresolved.