Early Career Psychologist Listserv®
- The Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Listserv® is an online resource for members to discuss and collaborate on early career initiatives, programs and strategies to increase recruitment, retention and involvement among early career psychologists. Join the ECP Listserv.
Division Membership for Early Career Development
Division Benefits to Early Career Psychologists
The divisions provide early career psychologists with the chance to connect and cultivate a professional identity.
Early Career Psychologist Leadership Network
Early Career Psychologist Leadership Network (ECPLN)
An online email list for early career leaders and aspiring leaders in APA governance, divisions and state, provincial and territorial psychological associations.
Early Career Psychologist Leadership Network Charter and Terms of Reference
Email list for participants to collaborate on early career initiatives, programs and strategies to increase recruitment, retention and involvement of early career psychologists.
- Subscribe to the Early Career Psychologist Leadership Network list.
How to Get Involved in APA Governance
Get Your Voice Heard: Play a Part, Get Elected
How to get appointed to an APA board or committee.
Getting Involved in Nominations and Elections
How-to guides and other resources for the nomination and election processes.
Instructions for Requesting Endorsement from Caucuses of APA Council (PDF, 148KB)
Includes endorsement forms for caucuses of APA Council.
Tips for Election to APA Boards & Committees
It is recommended that you request an endorsement from any caucus which fits your professional interests and experience, areas of advocacy, etc.
Tips for Nomination to APA Boards & Committees
Look over the committees that fit your area of expertise, talk with mentors and other ways to get prepared for nomination.
APA Federal Action Network Fosters Psychology Grassroots Advocacy
APA's grassroots advocacy platform allows psychologists to add their voice to federal debates on key psychology policy issues:
PsycAdvocate® Training Modules
The PsycAdvocate® series became available online in December 2013 through the APA Office of Continuing Education. These highly interactive advocacy training modules are a joint collaboration between the APA Education and Public Interest Government Relations Offices. The modules are designed to provide psychologists, psychology students/trainees and others the skills to become effective public policy advocates at the federal, state and local level. Information on each of the five modules is presented in a dynamic learning format that includes interactive Q&A, demonstrations and links to key policy resources.
The Education Advocacy Trust (EdAT)
The trust was established to promote the mutual professional interests of education and training psychologists through fund raising and other political activities. EdAT is a legal structure within the American Psychological Association's companion organization, the American Psychological Association Practice Organization — a 501(c)(6) tax status organization. EdAT promotes the mutual professional interests of psychologists in advancing education in psychology and psychology's role in other areas of education through advocacy activities that cannot be conducted legally within the APA, an organization that is tax exempt pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. You can support EdAT online or by checking the box on the APA membership dues statement.
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