Memoranda of Understanding
APA regularly interacts with national psychology associations, primarily through information exchange and discussion of common issues. Over the past few years, APA has formalized some of these contacts through signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with individual associations. The signed MOU articulates the mutual goals of psychology associations and agrees to regularly communicate and consider the development of joint activities.
With increased interaction between APA and national psychology associations (e.g., APA hosting presidents of national psychology associations during the APA's annual convention; increased attendance of national psychology association officers at subsequent APA conventions; recent participation by APA presidents and other officers in international, regional and national psychology conferences; and meetings with officers of national psychology associations), there is a growing interest in affirming interassociation goodwill through signing further memoranda of understanding.