Elected (APA President: 2022)

Frank C. Worrell, PhD

For APA President

Welcome to the website for my campaign for the Presidency of the American Psychological Association and thanks for dropping by.

Psychology’s contributions to society have never been more important and more necessary. Beyond the critical need for health service psychologists to deal with the mental health and behavioral concerns related to COVID-19 and belated worldwide recognition of the much longer pandemic of racism, there are many other ongoing issues that health service psychologists are dealing with. Psychologists are also on the forefront in helping individuals maximize their potential in the academic, aesthetic, athletic, and vocational arenas. APA is currently the only home for psychologists from all research subdisciplines and types of practice, and it is critical for APA to continue to be a vital contributor and leader. I believe that as President, I can contribute to APA’s mission of serving psychologists and developing and using psychological science to serve society. You can view the video of my statement here, and APA’s campaign website has a personal biography as well as my responses to several questions posed by APA, here.


At this point, I ask that you take a look at my qualifications and the experience that I bring from my involvement in APA and in other spheres and consider giving me your Number 1 vote. And feel free to send questions my way. I look forward to engaging with you.


  • Assessing the implementation of the 2019 Strategic Plan
  • Ensuring all voices are welcome within APA
  • Evaluating the transition to the combined C3/C6 membership structure
  • Practicing fiscal responsibility
  • Supporting open governance


  • Increasing the pipeline for underrepresented groups in psychology
  • Advocacy for funding for basic and applied psychological science
  • Advocacy for timely and appropriate reimbursement for mental and behavioral health
  • Advocacy for funding for the education of psychological scientists and practitioners
  • Highlighting the contributions of applied psychological practice


  • Communicating the critical role that psychological knowledge plays in schools and society
  • Facilitating organizational partnerships to increase the reach and impact of psychology
  • Supporting the development of autonomous psychological associations in other countries
  • Using psychological knowledge to address current, urgent issues in the public sphere (e.g., health disparities affecting ethnic-racial and sexual minorities, violence against people of color).

Frank on Facebook

3 years ago

Frank C. Worrell
DIVISION 16 (SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY) PRESENTSUPROOTING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY: 2021 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY ANTI-RACISM UNCONFERENCEOn behalf of the D16 Initiatives Committee (Drs. García-Vázquez, Song, Arora, Raines, Ogg, and Reinhardt) we invite you to the inaugural School Psychology Anti-Racism UNconference July 30-31, 2021.DEADLINE TO REGISTER: JUNE 21, 2021 An UNconference is a participant-driven gathering that seeks to dismantle hierarchical structures and co-create knowledge and resources. We are seeking to uproot school psychological practices that perpetuate systems of racism and oppression. UNconferences are active – everyone who attends participates and potentially even facilitates some of the discussions. You can register here for the UNconference: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdnDRP6zZyUq9NODFpBkMbFiQ5l-Wvi6tlOMeP--6eMa0Lrg/viewformDue to technology capacity, we are only able to host 150 participants. Should more than 150 people register, a lottery will be held and registered participants will be notified around July 5, 2021. A randomized waitlist will be created in the event a registered participant is unable to attend. Finally, we are also seeking to amplify contributions of practices that have been less recognized in academic settings. As a part of this unconference, we would like to invite school psychology scholars, practitioners, and students who engage in artistic and traditional practices to showcase their talents. If you have an interest, please complete this google form no later than June 15, 2021. Thank you for your commitment to antiracist school psychology activism, practice, training, and research! ****This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), American Board of School Psychology (ABSP), Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP), Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP), Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) ***** ... See MoreSee Less
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About Frank

Frank C. Worrell is a Professor of School Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and an affiliate Professor in Personality and Social Psychology in the Psychology Department. His areas of expertise include at-risk youth, cultural identities, scale development, talent development, teacher effectiveness, time perspective, and the translation of psychological research findings into practice.