Council Policy Manual

About APA Policies

The Council Policy Manual is a collection of policy actions taken by the APA Council of Representatives from 1960* to the present. 

  • The "By Section" tab follows the same major subject headings and sequence that is used in the agenda books of the Council of Representatives. The policies are divided according to the year that council approved them.

  • The "By Topic" tab lists policies in alphabetical order by formal title or a descriptive name in cases where there was no formal title.

By Section

Board of Directors

2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2003
2002
2001
2000
1994
1957

Central Office

1993

Convention Affairs

1992
1988
1982
1961
1958
1956

Divisions and State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations

2010
2003
1984
1978
1968

Educational Affairs

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2001
1998
1996
1994
1993
1992
1986
1984
1982
1977
1976
1971

Elections

2004
2000
1999
1996
1990
1982
1980
1975

Ethics

2013
2006
2002

Ethnic Minority Affairs

2006
2005
2001
1993

Financial Affairs

2013
2012
2010
2002
2001
2000
1992
1978

Human Resources

1995
1994
1993

International Affairs

2008
2004
2001
1989
1987
1986
1985
1980
1977
1975

Membership

2010
1996
1994
1993
1991
1989

Organization of APA

2010
2009
2008
2000
1994
1991
1990
1985
1970

Professional Affairs

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1997
1996
1995
1994
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1978
1965
1956

Publications and Communications

2009
2000
1984
1971

Public Interest

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1982
1981
1980
1977
1976
1975
1972
1969

Scientific Affairs

2013
2012
2011
2007
2004
2000
1999
1997
1994
1991
1985
1983
1982
1981
1965
1950
By Topic