Division History

APA’s Private Practice Division began in 1988 at a well attended session during the APA National Planning Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We have remained an active organization since then. Our Division's purpose has remained consistent to:

  • Promote the quality of private practice.
  • Improve the quality of life as a private practitioner.
  • Increase the recognition of the value of planning in the private sector.
  • Improve the manner in which consultants are used.
  • Improve the image of the planner/private practitioner.

The group elected interim officers:

President: Carol Thomas
Vice-President: Stuart Turner
Secretary/Treasurer: James Prost
Newsletter Co-editors: Polly Carolin and Ramona Mullahey

The first newsletter was sent out in July of 1988. The division received official recognition from APA in October of 1988.