Winter 2020 IP

The Winter 2020 Independent Practitioner is now available.

Division 42 Fellows Status

We want to encourage you to consider applying for Fellow status in Division 42. Fellow status is a special distinction for those who show evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions with national impact in the field of psychology and independent practice in particular.

Mentorshoppe for Students and Early Career Psychologists!

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Practice Innovations

Do you have experience, research or ideas to share with other mental health clinicians?


Practice Innovations is actively soliciting manuscripts relevant to practitioner needs and interests. Manuscripts may include traditional research, but we will also welcome reviews, innovative service models, and other alternative presentations.

Diversity Resources

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Division 42 Mission Statement

The purpose of Psychologists in Independent Practice, a Division of the American Psychological Association, shall be to support and encourage the evolution and development of the independent practice of psychology both in its scientific and professional aspects, to promote the objectives of the American Psychological Association, and to foster collegial relationships among Psychologists in independent practice.

Division News and Notes

A Big Thank You to our Sustaining Member Donors!

One of the perks of long-term membership in APA is that after 25 years of paying dues and reaching age 65, you become a dues-exempt “Life Status” member, which extends to divisions as well. Division 42 currently has about 750 Life Status members, who are no longer...

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Did You Know?

In February the Multicultural Toolkit Task Force and later augmented by the Diversity in Practice Task Force published a section on this website that allows you to access multiple sources and tools related to multicultural competence and the development of untapped...

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Member Resources

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Featured ListServ Discussions

What Are They Talking About?

  • Co-writing with a patient.
  • Evidence-based practice resources.
  • Outcome measures and treatment fidelity.
  • Billing Medicare for psychotherapy services.
  • Collecting payments online.

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Division 42: Continuing to Make Practicing Psychology a Priority

Dr. Kevin ArnoldI am always proud to be in a leadership role for Division 42, but never more so than recently.  Our Division has made efforts on several fronts to advance the practice of psychology in meaningful ways:

APA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines

Division 42 has been on the front edge of advocating within APA for revisions to the process and structure of its writing and publishing of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs).  These efforts have included work at the APA committee/board level and at the APA Council of Representatives.  The Division seems to have had an impact, as can be seen in the 2018 decision by the CPG Advisory Steering Committee to consider revisions based on concerns raised, in part, by Division 42 (

Most recently, concerns about the CPGs themselves, how they might be influenced by outside organizations (e.g., insurance carriers), and APA’s role in influencing third party payer treatment guidelines have all generated a “buzz” on the Division 42 ListServ.  Further, Division 42 has communicated with other APA Divisions and is assuming a leadership role in establishing a question/answer dialogue with APA on these issues.

Integrated/Co-Located Care

Division 42 continues to make progress on my Presidential Initiative to expand private, independent practitioners into medical centers—particularly community-based primary care.  APA Practice has assigned a staff member to work with Division 42 to produce our Toolkit for Enhanced Co-Location.  The Division’s intent to provide resources to our members to create co-location as a part of their practices, and to move the practice of psychology from survivability to “thrivability.”

Upcoming Convention Activities

Please plan to attend our Division 42 social event, presentations, and Presidential Address.  These activities are ways to see old friends or meet new ones.  If you are a new member of Division 42 this year, please attend Division’s program offerings which were published on the Division 42 Listserv in May.  I want to meet you personally and thank you for allowing us to be one of your professional homes.