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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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.