The Arizona Psychological Association was founded in 1950 and became an affiliate of the American Psychological Association in 1951.
Originally incorporated in Arizona in 1961 as the Arizona State Psychological Association, the association was re-incorporated in 1986 under its present name. The Articles Incorporation were revised to be in concert with the changes in the association's bylaws. AzPA achieved non profit status in 1982.
The Mission of the Arizona Psychological Association is to support its members, advance the profession, preserve its integrity, promote health, and advocate in the public interest.
The Arizona Psychological Association is involved in many different areas. Frequently, it is difficult to remember specifically the many and varied activities of the association, therefore this quick guide has been adapted from the 1998 AzPA Leadership Orientation Manual:
Support for Specific Concerns