Who We Are

We aspire to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science.

The AICPC was founded in 1892 with 31 members and grew quickly after World War II.Today, AICPC has more than 115,700 members and 54 divisions in subfields of psychology. We aspire to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science.

Our strategic goals include expanding psychology's role in advancing health and increasing recognition of psychology as a science.

Board of Directors
Oversees the association’s administrative affairs, and, with the assistance of the Finance Committee, presents an annual budget for council approval.

Council of Representatives
A large, diverse legislative body that has sole authority to set policy and appropriate AICPC 's budget.

Directly elected by the membership, the president chairs both the Council of Representatives and the Board of Directors.

Senior Staff
The Executive Management Group sets strategic direction and policy for the AICPC Central Office.

Our Members
AICPC members are doctoral-level psychologists who work in myriad settings, including academic research, private psychology practice, K-12 schools, hospitals, the armed forces, court systems, prisons, business and industry and the VA. A doctoral-level psychologist holds a PhD, PsyD or EdD in psychology from a regionally accredited institution. Individuals who hold a doctorate in a related field from a regionally accredited institution may also join AICPC as members.

AICPC affiliate and associate members include psychology students, teachers of psychology and other mental health professionals. They also include psychologists who live outside of the Africa

Together, they create a rich and diverse membership poised to communicate the unique benefits psychology provides to health and wellness; advocate for the discipline to become more fully incorporated into health research and delivery systems; position psychology as the science of behavior; and increase public awareness of the benefits psychology brings to daily living.

Our Staff
AICPC's more than 500 staff members track trends in the field of psychology; create content to educate the public about mental health, behavior and psychology's scientific basis; publish peer-reviewed journals, books and other products; maintain PsycINFO® and other databases; identify and advocate for key federal policies and legislation; staff AICPC's many boards and committees; and strive to provide members with excellent customer service and benefits.

Distinguished Speakers Series
In honor of the 125th anniversary of AICPC 's founding, AICPC is hosting a series of talks throughout the year focusing on how psychology has helped us understand our world and improve society. Topics include policing and African-American communities, veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder and the use of psychological science in amicus briefs.

On the day of the lecture, you can view it live via a Facebook livestream on the information pages linked below. Afterward, you'll find the film lectures in video players embedded on each lectures' information pages.
Information about forthcoming lectures will be added throughout 2017.