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Benefits of Diplomate Status

  1. Acknowledgment of professional competence in psychotherapy.
  2. Support development of professional identity as a psychotherapist.
  3. Distinguishes professionals in the field.
  4. Recognizes psychotherapists on a national scale.
  5. Promotes psychotherapy and its benefits to healthcare companies.
  6. Increases opportunities for professional collaboration.
  7. Offers support for psychotherapists.
  8. Brings together like-minded professionals for exchange of information.
  9. Recognizes excellence and achievement.
  10. Enhances peer recognition for attained excellence.
  11. Creates group solidarity.
  12. Documents experience.
  13. Enhances visibility for the credential holder.
  14. Indicates professional affiliation with a national organization.
  15. Provides assurance to the public that the Diplomate has met the highest standards set forth by the American Psychotherapy Association.
  16. Enhances professional status.
  17. Adds credibility for prospective clients.
  18. Promotes prestige and professional visibility.
  19. Promotes the advancement and betterment of the profession.
  20. Promotes career advancements.
  21. Encourages and motivates professional psychotherapists to strive for excellence in all they undertake to better the human condition.


American Psychotherapy Association

American Psychotherapy Association, Inc.
Association Headquarters
2750 East Sunshine
Springfield, MO  65804

Phone: 417-823-0173
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The American Psychotherapy Association

"Preserving the tradition of over 100 years of helping and healing through psychotherapy."