Illinois Psychological Association members have the option to join up to nine special interest sections. Each section has a Chairperson elected by members of the section.
The Illinois Psychological Association for Graduate Students (IPAGS) is a special interest subsection of the IPA organization. IPAGS is dedicated to the promotion of graduate students' clinical and academic training experience, the advocacy of graduate students' professional development during their formative training years, informing the professional community of graduate student events and activities, and connecting graduate students in Illinois with other graduate students and resources.
The Military Psychology Section is aimed towards the field of psychology working with the United States Military, Veterans, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This section focuses on a variety of military psychological issues and current related activities that take place in Illinois.
The Early Career Section is open to all IPA members who are within seven years of obtaining their doctorate degree. Activities include mentoring, networking, and workshops geared to assist the entry level professional.