Benefits of Membership

The benefits of membership in APA are numerous and far reaching. Membership provides psychotherapists with a national association that can provide leadership, structure, intervention, counsel, a self-regulatory board and a cohesive membership with the purpose of providing credentialing, support, leadership, education, and a voice for psychotherapy.

Through APA endorsement and Diplomate Status standards can be implemented, isolation is eradicated, and professionalism is validated.

Benefits of APA Membership include:

  • Participation in an organization that is primarily concerned about both the individual member who practices psychotherapy and those receiving their services.
  • Recognition of psychotherapists who have made significant contribution to the field of psychotherapy.
  • Confidence in contacting other members, knowing that they are professionals in the field of psychotherapy.
  • Promotion of psychotherapy as a valid treatment recognized by the health care industry.
  • Opportunities for growth as a psychotherapist is encouraged through mentoring and role models.
  • Elevation of professional standards for the practice of psychotherapy.
  • Opportunities to attend professional conferences.
  • Research, education and support services.

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