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APA's 13 councils and their committees were established by the Board of Trustees to implement APA's objectives. APA’s councils and committees are together known as components. Members of these APA components provide their expertise in the development of APA policy and resources for our membership and the profession.

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Nominations are now open for the 2022-2023 Presidential appointments cycle

APA's many accomplishments are made possible through the generosity of members' time, energy and expertise. About one-third of the positions on all APA's councils and committees are open for appointment by the President-Elect each year. While members who currently serve on a Component may be eligible for reappointment at the end of their term, any potential reappointment is at the President-elect's discretion. All appointments will begin effective May 25, 2023.

Members with expertise in the content areas of the 13 councils and their corresponding committees are strongly encouraged to submit their names or nominate a colleague to ensure the breadth of diversity within the membership is reflected.

The deadline to submit nominations is August 15, 2022. For questions, please contact [email protected]. Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline date.

The below items are required to submit a nomination via the nomination form below:

  • Nominee's full name and credentials
  • Nominee's city, state, and country
  • Nominee's contact information (e-mail)
  • Nominee's current or past APA component service
  • A brief statement of interest outlining the nominee's expertise and experience in the selected area(s) of interest (max 200 words)
  • A brief diversity statement outlining how the nominee will integrate diversity to the work of the component
  • An abbreviated CV (1-page max) tailored to the component(s) the nominee is interested in serving
  • A photo of the nominee

Submit a Nomination

Learn about the work and purpose of each council.

Download the Component Guide (member-only .pdf) to view an outline of the responsibilities of Components, Component Chairs, and Component Members, and some of the terms and conditions under which members accept appointment to those positions, and to provide information and resources to assist in administering those responsibilities.

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