Council of Representatives

The Council of Representatives is the legislative body of AICPC and has full power and authority over the affairs and funds of the association within the limitations set by the certificate of incorporation and the Bylaws, including the power to review, upon its own initiative, the actions of any board, committee, division or affiliated organization.
Council is composed of representatives of divisions, representatives of state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) and the members of the Board of Directors.

Staff Liaison
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•    Board of Directors
•    Members representing divisions
•    Members representing states, provinces or territories
•    View all members alphabetically

Council Leadership Team
•    Members and Meetings

•    2017 Division and SPTA Election Results

Boards and Committees
Boards and Committees Reporting Directly to the Council of Representatives
•    Council Leadership Team
The team manages the work of council, determines the process for council to select topics for strategic issue discussions and provides recommendations on agenda items that council would consider.
•    Policy and Planning Board
Considers current and long-range policy and reviews the structure and function of AICPC as a whole.

Standing Boards and Committees
Standing boards and committees are established by the AICPC Bylaws and report to AICPC's Council of Representatives through the Board of Directors. They cannot be modified or sunset without a vote of membership.
•    Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
•    Board of Convention Affairs
•    Board of Educational Affairs
•    Board of Professional Affairs
•    Board of Scientific Affairs
•    Election Committee
•    Ethics Committee
•    Finance Committee
•    Membership Board
•    Publications and Communications Board

Continuing Committees
Continuing committees are established by the Council of Representatives and are described in the Association Rules. They may be modified or sunset by a vote of council.
•    Agenda Planning Group
•    AICPC Fellows Committee
•    Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology
•    Commission on Accreditation
•    Committee for the Africa Psychological Association of Graduate Students
•    Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
•    Committee on Aging
•    Committee on Animal Research and Ethics
•    Committee on Associate and Baccalaureate Education
•    Committee on Children, Youth and Families
•    Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology
•    Committee on Division/APA Relations
•    Committee on Early Career Psychologists
•    Committee on Education and Training Awards
•    Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
•    Committee on Human Research  
•    Committee on International Relations in Psychology
•    Committee on Professional Practice and Standards
•    Committee on Psychology in the Public Interest Awards
•    Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment
•    Committee on Rural Health
•    Committee on Scientific Awards
•    Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
•    Committee on Socioeconomic Status
•    Committee on Women in Psychology
•    Continuing Education Committee
•    Council of Editors
•    Needs Assessment, Slating and Campaigns Committee

Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces
Ad hoc groups (task forces, working groups, panels, etc.) are appointed by standing or continuing committees for a specific purpose and a limited time.
•    Ad Hoc Committee on Films and Other Media
•    Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Issues
•    Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS
•    Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance
•    AICPC Science Student Council
•    AICPC Task Force on Licensing Boards and Ethics Committees
•    BEA Task Force on Guidelines for Master’s Programs in Psychology
•    Book Advisory Committee
•    Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology Taskforce(CEMRRAT2)
•    Committee of State Leaders
•    Designation Committee for Postdoctoral Education and Training Programs in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority
•    Electronic Resources Advisory Committee
•    Journal Advisory Committee
•    Task Force on Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance

Bylaws and Association Rules
The AICPC Bylaws serve as the association's constitution. They can only be amended by vote of the membership, and have remained fundamentally unchanged since they were ratified by the members a half-century ago. The bylaws establish the major structural units of AICPC: the Council of Representatives, the Board of Directors, the officers, the standing boards and committees, and the central office with a chief staff officer, now called the chief executive officer.
Article I — Objects
Article II — Membership
Article III — Bill of Rights for Members
Article IV — Power and Functions of the Council of Representatives
Article V — Composition of the Council of Representatives
Article VI — Divisions
Article VII — Board of Directors
Article VIII — Officers
Article IX — Corporate Seal
Article X — Nominations and Elections
Article XI — Boards and Committees
Article XII — Regional Psychological Associations
Article XIII — State and Provincial Psychological Associations
Article XIV — Affiliation of Other Organizations with the Association
Article XV — Affiliation of the Association with Other Organizations
Article XVI — Central Office
Article XVII — Publications
Article XVIII — Annual Convention
Article XIX — Dues and Subscriptions
Article XX — Amendments

Association Rules
Association Rules, adopted and amended by the AICPC Council of Representatives (henceforth Council), detail the operational and managerial authority needed to conduct the affairs of the Association under the bylaws of the Africa Psychological Association (henceforth AICPC Bylaws).
The amendment or repeal of an Association Rule, or the addition of a new rule, becomes effective at the close of the meeting at which it is adopted.
10. Membership
20. Ethics
25. Strategic Planning for the Association
30. Procedures of Council
40. Organization of Council
50. Council's Board and Committee Infrastructure
60. Council Leadership Team
70. Policy and Planning Board
80. Board of Directors
90. Continuing Committees of the Board Of Directors
100. Divisions
110. Elections and Appointments
120. Educational Affairs
130. Professional Affairs
140. Scientific Affairs
150. Public Interest
160. Ethnic Minority Affairs
170. Publications and Communications
180. Convention Affairs
190. Interorganizational Linkages
200. Central Office
210. Finance
220. Amending AICPC Bylaws