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 1000 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
Membership in SPA offers many benefits - Subscription to the Journal of Personality Assessment, Research, Advocacy, Interest Groups, Exchange Newsletter, Annual Convention and more!
Receive 6 Issues of the prestigious JPA Journal each year.
Would you like to be more involved? Join an SPA Interest Group today - six groups to choose from!
Ask your favorite personality assessor what the biggest personality assessment convention is, and he/she will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment. Ask them what the best personality assessment convention is, and they will tell you it's the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality Assessment. In 2021, the convention is being brought to you. Make sure to register today!.
Each April, candidates statements and a Ballot for electing new members to the Board of Trustees is made available to Members, Fellows, Life Members or Life Fellows by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The persons elected to the Board take office in September.
Membership in SPA offers a great many benefits including a subscription to Journal of Personality Assessment, discounts to an energetic and information-rich Annual Convention, professional advocacy efforts, outstanding research efforts and the ability to demonstrate credibility. Pay your Annual Dues prior to December 31st.
The Society for Personality Assessment YouTube channel offers full-length lectures from past annual conventions and expert speakers in the field of personality assessment. A great resource to expand your knowledge.