Committees and Special Interest Groups

  • Ad-hoc Legal (JD Ph.D.) - This committee responds to inquiries from the Executive Committee and Council about the intersections between law and psychology.

  • CE Application Approval - The CE Committee is responsible for the evaluation of proposed continuing education offerings to ensure quality and adherence to APA standards for approval of continuing education credits. This committee requires an investment of about 5-10 hours per quarter, with a bit more required around convention time. If you have interest in helping provide CE credits of value to your fellow psychologists, considering joining. Contact the WSPA Office to join our CE committee at

  • Looking to apply for CE credit for your event? View our application here

  • Disaster Response - Washington State Psychological Association's Disaster Resource Network (DRN) is a community of psychologists, committed to humanitarian and clinical involvements during times of human-made and natural disasters. The Washington State Psychological Association is currently partnering with the American Psychological Association, the American Red Cross, Public Health Reserve Corp as well as other local and state agencies. WSPAs DRN is involved in all aspects of disaster mental health including preparedness, response, and helping communities post-disaster.

  • Early Career Psychologists - The Early Career Psychologists (ECP) committee develops networking opportunities, career and growth programming for psychologists in their first 10 year of licensure.

  • Federal Advocacy - The Federal Advocacy Network operates in conjunction with APAs Practice Directorate to respond to emergent and on-going legislative concerns for psychologists at the Federal level.

  • Good Trouble Committee - WSPA's diversity committee, founded and inspired by the words of the revered late congressman and civil rights leader, John Lewis

  • Legislative Advocacy The Legislative Advocacy Committee works in collaboration with the DPA, Lobbyist, UP-PAC, Grassroots Advocates, and the WSPA Board of Trustees to monitor and influence Washington State legislation affecting: the practice of psychology, consumers of psychological services, or social polices where there is relevant psychological research. It's also the LAC's goal to educate, inform, and alert members on legislation, which has potential effects on psychological training, practice, or research endeavors.
    Contact Casey Ward, Psy.D., at, for more information

  • Grassroots - The Grassroots Committee works hand-in-hand with the Director of Professional Affairs, the Legislative Consultant, the Practice Directorate at APA, and other groups within WSPA to develop and implement state legislative initiatives on behalf of psychology.

  • Ombuds - The purpose of the Ombuds Committee is to promote respectful, harmonious, fair, just, and productive relationships among all WSPA members. The focus of the OC efforts is on internal WSPA concerns. 

  • Speaker's BureauWSPA's mission includes making psychology more visible to the citizens of Washington by providing psychological resources, scientific knowledge, public education, and referrals. To that end, the WSPA Speakers' Bureau was formed to apply WSPA member expertise to increase public education and awareness about psychological well-being. The WSPA Speakers' Bureau is available for a variety of tasks, including speaking with journalists about psychological topics, creating content for and editing the WSPA membership newsletter, and other outreach events. If you are a WSPA member who is passionate about increasing equitable access to our professional knowledge, please consider joining! Contact for more information, an admin MUST sign you up to be in this group.

Board Committees

Board committees are filled by Trustees and staff. Updates from Board Committees are given at each board meeting. These committees are top level committees formed to keep the association on track to meet the goals set by the Trustees. Committee members of are current and past board members.

  • Finance
  • Membership
  • CE Planning
  • Convention Planning