I am referring to exactly the same issue as RSoul in his post a while ago: Apacite: suppress initials intext?
However, I am looking for a solution with the biblatex-apa using biber-backend. It would be great if you could help me with this one!
Just for your convenience, I am citing RSoul with his question as in his post:
I am writing a doctoral thesis and I am using APAcite to set the references in APA (American Psychological Association) format. Mostly this has worked perfectly fine, but I would like to suppress the author initials from the compiled version (in-text, not in the end references section). This happens because there are multiple authors with the same name e.g.,
Smith and Jones (1992) or Wells and Smith (1901) are typeset in-text as:
I. Smith and Jones (1992) or Wells and D. Smith (1901). Although it may be correct to have the initial in-text in APA format, in reality I am using BPS (British Psychological Society) format, which uses an adapted APA format (and you guessed it, they don't like the initial in text). Thus in-text should look like the first example above (without initial) but looks like the second (with).
To clarify: Any ideas on how to suppress the initial in-text in apacite?
Thanks a lot for your help!