A note to Students in Napa and Solano Counties
NSPA welcomes graduate students to join as student members. We support students'
professional development through networking, mentoring, and a variety of
educational opportunities. Membership is only $20 per year and includes the
additional benefits of free or discounted admission to all NSPA events.
To join, simply go to our MEMBERSHIP page off of our home page and complete an
application and make arrangements for payment.
Individuals enrolled in undergraduate psychology or related fields may not join
as student members, but we are happy to add you to our interest mailing list so
that you may receive information on upcoming events. We also enjoy having
undergraduate students join in at events as volunteers, where we usually allow
for free attendance in exchange for helping with varied event duties. If this
is of interest to you, please write to us and express your interest at
Mentoring and Networking
Our NSPA members enjoy meeting and working with students. We do our best to
help facilitate networking with professional psychologists who are currently
working in the field based on common interests and orientation. Students may
receive valuable advice about career development from our members with knowledge
and expertise to share.
CPAGS and APAGS
NSPA does not yet have a local chapter of CPA (California Psychological
Association), which is the state chapter of the national organization APA
(American Psychological Association). Both of these organizations have student
branches, CPAGS and APAGS. Being connected to these organizations is essential
as a practicing psychologist as they advocate for psychologists rights and
maintain the quality and integrity of our field. Being connected as a student
allows you to stay informed of the latest developments in our field, as well
as find resources for research, leadership, and networking. To learn more about
these organizations, and how to become a member, visit the CPAGS and APAGS
websites. Graduate students and undergraduates interested in psychology also
may like to learn about PsiChi (an international honor society in psychology)
and PsiBeta (which is for junior and community college students).