APA's 500-plus staff support the association's mission and strategic plan through activities that include: tracking trends in the field of psychology; creating content to educate the public about mental health, behavior and psychology's scientific basis; publishing peer-reviewed journals, books and other products, PsycINFO® and other databases; identifying and advocating for key federal policies and legislation; staffing APA's many boards and committees; and striving to provide members with excellent customer service and benefits.

APA Central Office

  • Executive Office: Responsible for implementation of policies and management of the day-to-day functions.

  • Office of General Counsel: Responsible for all aspects of legal counsel and representation of APA.


Each directorate focuses on an area of interest to APA's strategic plan.


Communications and business services to help further the mission of APA.

Key Offices

Public Interest
Date created: 2008

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