Membership benefits include receiving Division 12 publications, The Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. In addition, members can access the Division listserve: an active internet group discussing current issues pertaining to the field clinical psychology. Any given membership year ends as of August 31. Those who join after August 31 will have their membership take effect on January 1 of the following year. Read below to learn the qualifications for each type of membership: Full, Affiliate, Early Career Psychologist, and Student.
Full members must demonstrate interest in and active engagement in practice, research, teaching, administration and/or study in the field of Clinical Psychology with training appropriate to the conduct of such clinical activities. They also must be full members of APA.
Affiliate members are those who may or may not be members of APA and may not have received a clinical degree but who have demonstrated interest in and active engagement in practice, research, teaching, administration, and/or study in the field of clinical psychology. Affiliate members have no vote on Division 12 nomination ballots.
As an Early Career Psychologist (ECP) in the first four years after post-doc, you are invited to become affiliated with the Society through the Early Career Affiliate Program. As an ECP affiliate, you will learn more about the activities and issues that are of interest to clinical psychologists, including reviewing for journals, mentoring, etc. The annual ECP affiliate fee of $40 includes online subscriptions to the Division 12 journal, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and The Clinical Psychologist.
Students are invited to become affiliated with the Society through the Student Affiliate Program. As a student affiliate, you will learn more about the activities and issues that are of interest to clinical psychologists. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students are all welcome to become student members of the Society of Clinical Psychology.