Div. 55 Councils
Div. 55 has various councils that serve an integral role in carrying out the division's mission of increasing access to quality psychopharmacotherapy through advocating nationwide for appropriately trained psychologists to prescribe psychotropic medications. Specifically, the mission of the Diversity Council is to promote inclusion of diversity-relevant issues in the administration of Div. 55, to provide information and services relating to diversity to Div. 55 membership, and to provide representation within APA on the intersection of diversity and psychopharmacotherapy within APA governance. The purpose of the Div. 55 Research Council is to promote dissemination of high-quality, evidence-based research related to the causes of and treatments for mental illness and substance use disorders. The purpose of the Training Council is to monitor, coordinate and ensure that training in clinical psychopharmacology includes APA requirements, current clinical practice and relevant knowledge.