APA’s Education Directorate looks back on 25 years
of serving psychology.
By Amy Novotney
Twenty-five years of accomplishments
APA establishes the
with the mission of
and training in
of psychology to
education and training.
Establishes the Board
of Educational Affairs.
distributes the first
unit lesson plan.
APA’s Council of Representatives
approves The National Standards
for High School Psychology
Curricula, which were later revised
in 2005 and 2011.
Worked with Congress to establish the Graduate
Psychology Education Program, the only federal program
dedicated solely to the interprofessional education and
training of health service psychologists. Since its inception,
the program has awarded 137 grants, providing more
than $49 million to doctoral, postdoctoral and internship
programs to train psychology students alongside other
health professionals in providing mental and behavioral
health services to underserved populations in integrated