Councils and Commitees


The Bylaws of the Association vest in the Board of Trustees the ability to establish components (councils, committees and other special organizational entities) that are necessary to implement the objectives of the Association.  Currently there are 11 councils which report to the Joint Reference Committee.  The charges to the councils may be found in the APA Operations Manual.

Council on Addiction Psychiatry

Council on Advocacy and Government Relations

Council on Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Council on Communications

Council on Geriatric Psychiatry

Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing

Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning

Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities

Council on Psychiatry and Law

Council on Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry)

Council on Research 

Council on Quality Care