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How do I search for an organization and find their contacts?
- Click Groups or View Groups in the main menu (located at the top of the page).
- Type the organization’s name (or a partial word like “society”) in the search field. Results will automatically begin filtering as you type.
- Once the results appear, click Select to view the group’s divisional contacts and website.
If the No matching records found
message appears, the organization is not affiliated with the APA. Double check the search word(s) for typos and try again!
How do I search for contacts by name?
- Mouse over Groups in the main menu (located at the top of the page).
- Click View Contacts in the dropdown.
- Type the person’s first or last name in the search field. Results will automatically begin filtering as you type.
What is an Affiliate ID? Why do I need my Affiliate ID to update my group’s contacts?
The Affiliate ID
is a unique number associated with your organization. It was sent out to your organization’s divisional contacts on file.
The ID is a security measure to prevent other groups from accidentally updating your information. You must have it in order to make updates and changes to your organization’s contacts.
I don’t have my Affiliate ID. How do I request it?
- Mouse over Update Group Contacts in the main menu (located at the top of the page).
- Click Request ID in the dropdown.
- Complete the form and press Submit.
- Your organization’s ID will be emailed to you.
*** Please Note ***
If you are not a contact already in our system, the ID will be emailed to the divisional representative we have on file.
If your email address has changed and you cannot get in touch with your divisional contacts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I update my information? How do I change my group’s contacts?
Before making any changes to your group, you must have your Affiliate ID on hand.
- Click Update Group Contacts in the main menu (located at the top of the page).
- Type your organization’s name in the search field. Results will automatically begin filtering as you type.
- Once your organization appears, click Select to select it.
- Click Update on the division you wish to change.
- The form prepopulates with the current contact. Make the changes you need.
- Enter your Affiliate ID.
- Answer the simple math problem to prove you’re human.
- Press Update.
- A Thank You page will notify you if the changes were successful.
When will I receive my invitation for group sessions?
Please see the APA's list of Important Dates and Deadlines.
Invitations for group sessions are handled by the divisional secretary treasurers. Please keep your contact information up-to-date to ensure that you receive upcoming meeting information.
Who do I contact if I have a question about my session or the meeting program?
The Secretary Treasurer (ST)
for that meeting's division.
The STs handle all meeting program requests such as planning sessions, inquiries about sessions, and how to proceed if you are on the meeting program.
Any inquiry related to meeting programs received through the affiliates system or inbox will be forwarded to the appropriate ST. The affiliates administrator handles questions about the APA's affiliated group database, including updating group contact information.
Who is the Secretary Treasurer for my division?
How do I become an APA affiliate?
To become an APA affiliated group, your organization must fill out the application for Affiliated Group Status.
You must be an APA member to access the form.
Groups must provide the following:
Group representatives must be APA members.
- Group name
- Mission statement
- Certification of compliance with the APA's Nondiscrimination Statement
- Contact information for a group representative for each divisional meeting
Is my group an active APA affiliate?
If your organization has held a session at an APA divisional meeting within the past 10 years, yes. If you have had a session within the past 10 years and do not see your group listed, please contact us.
Affiliated groups that have been inactive (that is, have not held a session at a divisional meeting) for 10 years or more will be removed from the affiliated group list.
Should the group wish to become an affiliated group again, the group will need to reapply.