APA Divisions

APA’s 54 divisions are interest groups organized by members. Some represent subdisciplines of psychology (e.g., experimental, social, or clinical) while others focus on topical areas such as aging, ethnic-minorities, or trauma. APA members, and even non-members, can apply to join one or more divisions, which have their own eligibility criteria and dues. In addition, each division has its own officers, web site, publications, listservs, awards, convention activities, and meetings.

Division Leadership Conference

A training opportunity for division leaders, facilitated by the Committee on Division/APA Relations.

Jan. 23-25, 2015
Mayflower Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Division Dialogue Newsletter

Division Dialogue is the bimonthly newsletter for divisions of the American Psychological Association.

Apportionment Ballots

Apportionment ballots determine representation on the APA Council of Representatives. The apportionment ballot mails about Oct. 31 each year, and should reach members in 10-15 working days. The election closes about Dec. 15 each year. Results are sent to council members via their electronic mailing list and posted in the Monitor and Division Dialogue.

Division programming at APA Convention 2015

These events are great for networking and finding colleagues to help you navigate the APA Convention Program. These programs were created by divisions to help you navigate official programming and social events.


APA's divisions regularly host events featuring the latest advances in psychology.

Interdivisional Grant Program

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) seeks proposals for collaborative projects sponsored by two or more APA divisions. The purpose of the program is to support joint activities that enhance the work, interests or goals of two or more divisions. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Furthering APA's goals of working to advance psychology as a science, a profession and a means of promoting human welfare.
  • Projects that promote collaboration between the science and practice of psychology.
  • Fostering the recruitment of ethnic minorities into psychology, APA or division membership, or APA governance.
  • Activities that focus on a currently unaddressed topic or area in psychology.

Division Annual Reports

Division annual reports are due on or around Feb. 1 each year. The annual reports help CODAPAR identify new division projects and initiatives, and monitor division activities for compliance with APA's bylaws, policies and rules. Divisions that have chapters and/or sections should submit a separate annual report for each chapter and section, along with the division’s annual report.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Laumeier.