The Mission of the Alabama Psychological Association, the voice of Psychology in Alabama, is to represent and enhance psychology as a science and profession and a means of promoting human welfare.
The Alabama Psychological Association (aPA) was established in 1950 and is a state affiliate of the American Psychological Association. Alabama psychologists affectionately refer to their organization as "little aPA" to distinguish it from "big APA." The association was incorporated in 1981 for the purpose of advancing the science of psychology, its professional practice, and as a means of promoting human welfare. aPA strives to maintain high standards in professional psychology and to make available to the public information regarding psychology as a science and as a profession. The membership of aPA includes Practitioners, Academicians and Non-Practitioners, Associate Members and Affiliate (Student) Members.