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


Welcome to the official website of Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service). The mission of Div. 18 is to advance the science and practice of psychology in public service settings to promote health and wellbeing. Established in 1946, Div. 18 has a long legacy of being an advocate for public service psychology. While a diverse division, representing psychologists who work in a variety of public service settings and academic institutions, we are unified around our common goals of disseminating evidence-based practices for public service settings, social justice advocacy, and supporting public service psychologists. View the entire message.

Tiffanie Fennell, PhD, ABPP
Div. 18 president, 2021–22

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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: September 2021Date created: October 2011