Welcome to CPA!
We are excited for you to join us. We look forward to sharing CPA's advocacy efforts, news and events in psychology with you. We welcome your ideas and value your experiences as a psychologist or student of psychology.
Listed below are the many benefits of membership. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us on the CPA Membership committee as we’d be happy to answer your questions and assist you with your application:
Meghan Butler, PhD: email@example.com
Anne Klee, PhD: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Rathbun, PsyD: email@example.com
Stu Sokol, PhD: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Connecticut Psychological Association exists for the benefit of the profession of psychology and all psychologists within our state. You will notice that some of the membership benefits listed below help all professionals within our field in our state, regardless of CPA member status; others are available to members only. Help us to promote the interests of our profession, support student and consumer issues, and protect and advocate for psychologists by joining our Association. By buying-in to the voice and face of psychology in our state, you help us to keep costs down and benefits “up.”
Benefits of Membership:
- Advocacy: Coordinated and professional advocacy efforts around issues facing Connecticut psychologists at the state and national level. This includes grassroots lobbying and intervention with regulatory and legislative issues affecting our profession.
- Healthcare reform efforts: Behind the scenes efforts to keep psychology relevant in Connecticut’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act.
- Professional Assistance: Assistance with questions about the practice of psychology and other professional issues. CPA retains the services of a Director of Professional Affairs and is represented by a cadre of leaders who are dedicated to helping members access needed and up to date information relevant to our field.
- Legal Consultation: Option to buy-in to our Legal Consultation Plan.
- Education: Reduced fees to CPA’s annual convention and other continuing education events throughout the year. CPA is dedicated to providing information about the changing landscape of insurance coverage in our state and nation via regional and statewide events aimed to keep members informed. CPA is likewise dedicated to the ongoing educational development of psychologists in our state.
- Information: Access to member-only educational and informational material. Our evolving website will eventually include member-only access. In addition, CPA sends out advocacy notices and monthly and as-needed enews blasts to keep members informed of Association news and professional developments.
- Directory Listing: CPA members are listed in our searchable membership directory; the listing can include contact information and practice specialties at the member’s choosing.
- Networking: Through our regional networks and special interest divisions and directorates, opportunities for information exchange and to connect with other professionals abound.
- Affiliation: CPA members can be proud of their affiliation with an association that promotes psychology and serves the public. Public service is accomplished through our Public Education Committee, Disaster Response Network, MindStylz initiative, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, and affiliated Connecticut Psychological Foundation.
Thank you to those who make the above benefits possible and who support CPA’s mission with your annual Association dues.
CPA's Five-fold Mission
- Further the development and usefulness of psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare;
- Establish and maintain high standards of professional competence, of training, of service, and of professional and ethical conduct for its membership;
- Promote the interests of the profession, and the freedom of scientific inquiry, teaching, and professional practice;
- Provide opportunities for students pursuing training in psychology to become more fully engaged in the standards, interests, and collegiality of the profession; and
- Provide opportunities for professional growth and the increase and diffusion of psychological knowledge through the exchange of ideas and information, by means of meetings, professional contacts, papers, discussions, and the encouragement of research in psychology.
- Applicants for Member status must be Members of the American Psychological Association or meet minimum requirements for APA Member status, and applicants for Associate status must be Associate Members of APA or meet minimum requirements for APA Associate Membership status.
- Applicants for Student Affiliate must be matriculated students interested in the field of psychology.
- All applications must be accompanied by payment or charge card information, covering first year's dues plus the non-refundable application fee. Annual dues are given in the schedule below.
- Note that "licensed" refers to Connecticut licensure as a psychologist.
If you are NOT licensed as a psychologist in Connecticut, AND are NOT an APA member (in the same category for which you are applying for CPA membership), we ask you to provide endorsements from two members of CPA, or one member of CPA and one member of APA. Please list the names and addresses of the individuals to whom you have given the enclosed endorsement forms. If you are not sufficiently familiar with two people who can endorse you, contact the CPA Central Office.
Applicants for Student Affiliate status who are NOT Student Affiliates of APA are asked to provide one sponsor's endorsement from a member of CPA. If there are no members at your institution, please request sponsorship from the chairperson of your department.