Div. 18

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Psychologists in Public Service
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Through the work of its members, Division 18 has the potential to touch the lives of most people living in the United States today.


Message from the president

Ashley B. Batastini, PhD In Division 18, we often say public service work is a calling. This calling is what unites the members of our division. If you’re visiting our webpage, it may be calling you! Psychologists in Public Service represents an incredibly diverse group of practitioners, researchers, educators, and other professionals allied by our shared desire to serve those who are underserved and often marginalized. We also have a rich history of placing social justice issues and advocacy at the forefront of our work. Importantly, you’ll not only find highly accomplished but also personable people to further ignite your passion for public service. Welcome! View the entire message.

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Public Service Psychology Now podcast

public-psychology-now Div. 18 has a podcast! Public Service Psychology Now conveniently keeps members in the loop with brief and regular updates about Div. 18 activities. Subscribe to our podcast today so you can automatically receive new episodes as they’re available.

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Div. 18 publications

Psychological Services is the official publication of Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service). Additionally, the division and some of its sections publish multiple newsletter issues a year to keep members abreast of relevant news and events.

Psychological Services

Div. 18 Journal

Public Service Psychology

Div. 18 Newsletter

The Gavel

Criminal Justice Section Newsletter

VA Section Newsletter

Veterans Affairs Section Newsletter

Apply for the Division 18 Fund

The APF/Division 18 grant supports efforts in research and professional development that advance public service. Division 18 is particularly interested in supporting graduate students’ and early career psychologists’ research. Additionally, Division 18 is interested in supporting professional development and service by division members that contribute to the science and practice of public service psychology.

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Contribute to the Division 18 Fund

Your support can fund research, professional development, and service projects that are central to our division’s mission. All donations are tax deductible.

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Last updated: August 2022Date created: October 2011