APA 1 By N., Sam M.S. - 1 common abbreviation for the American Psychiatric Association. 2. common abbreviation for the American Psychological Association. APA 1: "The APA publish ethical guidelines that clinicians must adhere to." Related Psychology Terms AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION Selecting a Diagnosis The Anatomy of Research and the Scientific Method Developing a Case Study Ethics and Boundary Issues CHILD PSYCHIATRY WHITE, WILLIAM ALANSON (1870- 1937) Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "APA 1," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apa-1/ (accessed July 3, 2022).