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EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Affordable Continuing Education Workshops/Webinars covering topics required for licensure such as diversity, LGBTQ and Ethics

  • Free referral service through our “Find a Therapist” referral directory to help members grow their practice and advertise their services

  • Free access to past educational trainings and Homestudy option to earn CEs on your own timeline (coming soon)

  • DCPA Listserv - get updates on job opportunities, referral requests, upcoming events

  • Free Ethics Consultation

  • Weekly E-News: DCPA Events and News Update 

  • Federal and local legislative advocacy to advance the field of psychology

  • Leadership Opportunities - Join our board, committees, task force, divisions, or liaison

  • Find peers with whom you can consult and network in our Membership Directory 

  • Research Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students

  • Student support and advocacy. Active student committee offering student socials, support groups, and mock interviews for internship

  • Small group skill development programs for clinicians

  • Active community outreach and engagement

  • Quarterly Social and Networking Events 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES 

  • Regular Member: Membership for PsyD's, PhD’s, EdD's, Academicians, Licensed Psychologists; either work or reside in DC 
  • Associate Member (non PsyD/PhD):  Membership for individuals who have training and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Psychology, or be Master's level Professionals licensed in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia for Independent Practice in Social Work, or licensed as Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, or Nurse Practitioners. Applicants meeting the requirements set forth above but who are not employed or maintaining a practice in the District of Columbia  shall also be considered Professional Affiliate Members.
  • Early Career Professional:  Membership for individuals who qualify as an Early Career Professional
  • Semi Retired Member:  Membership for professionals who are semi-retired and still are receiving income from psychology profession 
  • Fully Retired Member:  Membership for professionals who are fully retired and no longer receiving income from psychology profession
  • Student Member: Membership for anyone enrolled at least part-time in any undergraduate or graduate psychology related program


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