Mission Statement

The mission of the American Psychotherapy Association is to assume the leadership role in advancing the profession of psychotherapy. The APA exists to help members to help their clients and to increase their professional practice. The APA is concerned with establishing guidelines, promoting education and training, confirming the professional identity of the members, educating the public about the benefits of psychotherapy and providing networking and resource development.

The purpose of the APA is to establish a cohesive national organization that credentials ethical, highly-educated and well-trained psychotherapists. The APA provides members with opportunities to associate with one another. The common goal of APA members is to maintain a tradition which is of great value to individuals and society as a whole.

The American Psychotherapy Association (APA) does not endorse, guarantee, or warrant the credentials, work or opinions of any individual member. Membership in APA does not constitute the grant of a license or other licensing authority by or on behalf of the organization as to a member’s qualifications, abilities, or expertise. The publications and activities of APA are solely for informative and educational purposes with respect to its members. The opinions and views expressed by the authors, publishers, or presenters are their sole and separate views and opinions, and do not necessarily reflect those of the APA, nor does the APA adopt such opinions or views as its own. The APA disclaims, and does not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to the opinions, views and factual statements of such authors, publishers or presenters, not with respect to any actions, qualifications, or representations of its members or subscriber efforts in connection with the application or utilization of any information, suggestions, or recommendations made by APA, or any of its boards or committees, or publications, resources, or activities thereof.


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