American Psychological Association
Who We Are: Based in Washington, DC, the American
Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.
With 148,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Mission Statement: The objects of the American Psychological Association shall be to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare by

*The encouragement of psychology in all its branches in the broadest and most liberal manner
*The promotion of research in psychology and the improvement of research methods and conditions
*The improvement of the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists through high standards of ethics, conduct, education, and achievement
*The establishment and maintenance of the highest standards of professional ethics and conduct of the members of the Association
*The increase and diffusion of psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications

Tthereby to advance scientific interests and inquiry, and the application of research findings to the promotion of health, education, and the public welfare.

Definition of "Psychology"

Definition of "Psychologist"


mental health bookLaw & Mental Health Professionals: North Dakota
North Dakota provides a thorough review of the laws in the state of North Dakota as they relate to the mental health profession. Please check out the link above for more information on purchasing this publication.

Division of State Provincial and Territorial
Psychological Association Affairs
Division 31 is the APA home for all State Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations. Our goal is to provide you and your psychological associations with useful resources, services and
benefits as well as being your voice for psychological association
issues within APA.

APA's Professional Divisions:
There are 53 professional divisions in the APA. Go to for a complete list. This site also contains a list of the divisions organized by topic area.

N.D. Century Code for Psychologists: This link is to the legislative items governing the practice of psychology in North Dakota.

N.D. Administrative Code for Psychologists: This link is
to administrative code that provides further detail as to the interpretation and implementation of law relating to the practice of psychology in
North Dakota.

ND State Board of Psychologist Examiners (NDSBPE): This link is to the webpage of the
N.D. Board of Examiners for psychologists where additional information can be found regarding licensure to practice in North Dakota.