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Benefits of Membership
- Membership extends from January 1 through December 31st each year
- Enjoy networking with colleagues at informal social events
- Have access to and participate in our Find a Psychologist
- Receive referrals to your practice
- List your private practice on the NSPA website (“Find a Psychologist”)
- Help serve the community by providing the public easy access
and information for mental health services
- Receive our newsletter
- Join and receive information from the NSPA email listserv,
including legislative updates, referrals, professional information,
job opportunities, and office rentals, etc.
- Become involved in moving our profession forward in these changing times
- Pay less for continuing education (CE) workshops with an NSPA discounted registration
- Become more connected to your colleagues and the psychological community
Membership Requirements and Categories
Membership requirements are essentially those of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the
California Psychological Association (CPA) of which this organization is a chapter. There are two main categories:
A. Members: Persons who are primarily engaged in the advancement
of psychology as a science and/or as a profession or who, prior to retirement,
were primarily so engaged. Minimum standards for election to Member status
are: a license as a psychologist in California; or a doctorate in psychology.
There are two classes of members:
- Full Member: 1. Individuals who have held an earned
doctorate in psychology from a regionally accredited institution, or (2)
a license as a psychologist in the State of California, or (3) Diplomat
of the American Board of Professional Psychology, or (4) eligibility for
Member status in APA or CPA. Dues: $55 per year.
- 2. Associate Member: 2. Individuals who have (1) a
Masters Degree in Psychology (or an equivalent degree in the behavioral
sciences) from a regionally accredited institution, or (2) eligibility
for Associate status in APA. Dues: $45 per year.
- For each of the above categories, members with current California licenses as Psychologists will be listed
in our Psychologist locator service on the web site, facilitating referrals from people seeking a Psychologist
and reading the NSPA web site. Members who do not hold a current California license are not eligible for listing.
They will be given a $25 certificate for use in attending NSPA-sponsored events during the year of membership.
B. Students: Persons who are actively enrolled in a
regionally-accredited graduate program in psychology or other doctoral
program leading to eligibility for California Psychology licensure.
(We will ask you to provide the name of your school and evidence of
enrollment at time of application.) Dues: $20 per year.
NOTE: Membership in the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the American Psychological
Association (APA) is recommended, but not required for membership in NSPA.
The constitutional provisions of NSPA state that: "A person may be removed from membership for conduct
which is unethical or which tends to injure the Association, affect its reputation adversely, or which is
contrary to or destructive of the Association’s objectives." The APA code of professional ethics
shall be the standard for NSPA members.
Falsification of information or misrepresentation of qualifications will be cause for rejection of an
application or revocation of membership.
If you have any questions regarding membership, please send a message to Membership Questions
For information about NSPA or to speak with any of our board members
or chairs, you may find email contact information on our
About NSPA page.
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