Personality Assessment...

The Society for Personality Assessment is dedicated to the development of methods of personality assessment, the advancement of research on their effectiveness, the exchange of ideas about the theory and practice of assessment and the promotion of the applied practice of personality assessment.

With 1500 international members, we are the largest organization in the world with this focus. Our membership is varied and includes clinicians in private practice, forensic assessors, researchers in private and public settings and educators in academic settings. SPA focuses on the unique needs and interests of its members by:

  • Offering Annual Meetings and publications tailored to their needs and interests
  • Providing opportunities to meet colleagues and develop professional relationships
  • Promoting research in personality assessment
  • Actively advocating for legislative issues on behalf of personality assessment
  • Fostering professional and education development
  • Supporting students with research and travel grants

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Membership in SPA offers many benefits - Subscription to the Journal of Personality Assessment, Research, Advocacy, Interest Groups, Exchange Newsletter, Annual Convention and more!

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JPA Journal

Receive 6 Issues of the prestigious JPA Journal each year.


The American Psychological Association (APA) officially recognizes Personality Assessment as a Proficiency in professional psychology. SPA has taken lead role in developing and implementing Personality Assessment Proficiency

Proficiency information