Contact the Practice Directorate

American Psychological Association
Practice Directorate
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Call toll-free: (800) 374-2723
Fax: (202) 336-5797

Government Relations

Phone: (202) 336-5889
E-mail Government Relations

Contact for information on:

  • Health care reform implementation

  • Patient access to the full range of psychologists’ services

  • Medicare reimbursement for psychological services

  • Mental health parity — Implementation of federal law

  • Grassroots advocacy — Visit the Legislative Action Center

Legal and Regulatory Affairs

E-mail Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Contact for information on:

  • Managed care and insurance companies

  • Licensure and scope of practice

  • Psychologists’ roles in hospital/other health care delivery systems 

  • Patient privacy, including HIPAA compliance and subpoenas 

  • Prescriptive authority

  • Parenting coordination

Practice Research and Policy

Phone: (202) 336-5911
E-mail Practice Research and Policy

Contact for information on:

  • Treatment guidelines 

  • Evidence-based practice  

  • Health information technology/electronic record keeping 

  • Psychology practice patterns and trends

Marketing and Business Development

Phone: (202) 336-5900 
E-mail Marketing and Business Development 
E-mail the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program

Contact for information on:

  • Resources for employers and the psychologists who work with them

  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program resources: website, e-newsletter, blog, podcast, searchable database of literature abstracts and award winners

  • Market trends and opportunities for practitioners

  • Outreach to the business community

State Advocacy

Phone: (202) 336-5864
E-mail State Advocacy

Contact for information on:

  • State legislative and regulatory developments 

  • State Leadership Conference

  • Collaboration with state, provincial and territorial psychological associations 

  • Rural health 

  • Serious mental illness/serious emotional disturbance

  • Colleague assistance

Public Relations

Phone: (202) 336-5898
E-mail Public Relations

Contact for information on:


Phone: (202) 336-5877
E-mail Communications

Contact for information on:

Governance Operations

Phone: (202) 336-5858
E-mail Governance Operations

  • Staff oversight for practice governance groups,  including:  

    • Board of Professional Affairs (BPA),

    • Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)

    • Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS)

  • Practice guidelines