Practice Directorate

Programs and Services

Guidelines for Practitioners

APA has several practice guidelines relevant to particular areas of psychological practice. The guidelines consist of recommendations to professionals concerning practice and relevant issues to be considered in specific areas of psychological practice. These guidelines are intended to educate and stimulate research.

In the Spotlight

Public Education Campaign Activities Report (PDF, 3.9MB)
Each year APA's Public Education Campaign produces a report detailing national and local public education efforts including the Mind/Body Health Public Education Campaign, The Psychologically Health Workplace Awards and the Disaster Response Network.

Practitioner Resources

Free video on the benefits of electronic health records
APA’s Practice Directorate created a video for psychologists with information related to electronic health records.


Guidelines for psychological practice with men and boys
APA task force has created practice guidelines, which cover a range of issues, including male challenges in seeking help, risk-taking behavior and institutional biases.