The Council and Executive Committee of APA’s Division 56, the Division of Trauma Psychology, voted to propose 16 changes to the Division Bylaws. These changes are intended to:

  • bring the Division’s Bylaws in line with previous decisions made by the Division’s Council that had not been incorporated into the Bylaws;
  • bring the Division’s Bylaws in line with APA policies and procedures;
  • and to bring the Division’s Bylaws in line with non-profit best practices.

The proposed changes are intended to provide greater clarity in many areas. A summary of the changes to the current bylaws can be reviewed here. A redlined version of the current bylaws can be viewed here, in addititon members can access a final version here