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Benefits Of Membership

Welcome to CPA! 

As the voice of all psychologists in the state, we are your partner in advancing psychology as a science and scholarly profession. In the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, CPA works to enhance the professional lives of psychologists and to monitor, communicate, and advocate for crucial issues that directly affect the profession. Take a moment to review the many benefits of membership described below!

Advocacy

CPA provides coordinated advocacy efforts by lobbying the Connecticut General Assembly on behalf of psychological practice and behavioral science. CPAs Legislative Task Force monitors regulatory and legislative issues affecting our profession, opposes unfavorable legislation, and submits and co-sponsors legislation to promote and protect access to mental health services. CPAs Federal Advocacy Coordinator keeps members informed of legislative issues on the national level through close contact and collaboration with the American Psychological Association (APA). In turn, CPA represents and advocates for Connecticut psychologists on the national level at APA.

Professional Development

CPA provides high quality Continuing Education (CE) opportunities at discounted rates for members.  CPA regularly hosts online Webinars and Regional educational and networking events along with Half- and Full-day Workshops. Join us for the annual Spring Retreat, a casual gathering with interactive dialogue about topical issues in the field along with CEs offered. Academically-oriented psychologists and student trainees have opportunities to present on their research, innovative projects and further showcase areas of expertise at CPA’s Annual Convention. Members also receive discounted rates to CPAs Annual Convention in the Fall which includes a full day of workshop choices, a keynote presenter and ample opportunity for networking with new and established colleagues throughout the day and into the evening. 

Professional Assistance

CPA provides assistance with questions about the practice of psychology and other professional issues. The CPA Board of Directors is comprised of a cadre of leaders dedicated to helping members access needed and up to date information relevant to our field.

Legal Consultation

CPA members have the opportunity to buy-in to our Legal Consultation Plan at a discounted rate. This plan provides rapid access to competent legal help and consultation regarding legal, ethical, and professional issues related to practice.

Information Resources

CPAs e-News is a digital newsletter published quarterly for our members. The newsletter is dedicated to keeping our members informed of Association events, activity and up to date information of relevance to our profession within the state. Our new website includes a Members Only Resource page with exclusive content for members related to the field of psychology including resources for your practice as well as academically-oriented needs (e.g., teaching, training, supervision and research).

Healthcare Reform Task Force

CPA’s Healthcare Reform Task Force works to keep psychology relevant in Connecticut’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act. In collaboration with medical providers across the state, this Task Force ensures that psychologists have a ‘seat at the table’ when decisions are made that will directly affect our practice.

Member Directory Listing

CPA members are listed in our searchable directory, a wonderful resource for psychologists and the public. Members can update their profile to include contact information and practice specialties. Visitors to the website can search for a psychologists by location, specialty and additional search terms that help practitioners to build their networks and make appropriate referrals.

Networking

Join our community of psychologists in Connecticut and make CPA your professional home! Connect with colleagues, both in person and virtually, through our regional networks, special interest divisions, early career and student groups, and Ethnic Diversity Task Force. Create invaluable connections at our Annual Convention and events throughout the year. Expand your professional network through our ListServ and online social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Public Service

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.

Governance

CPA members have voting privileges to elect the Association President and members to the CPA Board of Directors. Members play a crucial role in the growth and influence of CPA by sharing current needs and concerns and actively participating in governance. CPA offers members many opportunities to have a voice, give back and make a difference. We encourage all members to get involved and share your expertise and ideas with our team!

Social Justice & Diversity

CPA affirms its dedication to using our skills as clinicians, social scientists, and social welfare advocates to support both our members and the communities we serve. We continue to be a community resource in our collective efforts to address social justice challenges. Our Ethnic Diversity Task Force includes a group of diverse professionals committed to the mentorship of students of color, promoting mental health initiatives in communities of color, and advancing culturally competent practices within our profession. 

Students & Early Career Members

CPA is dedicated to student and Early Career members as they represent the future of psychology! CPA provides opportunities to be represented and voice concerns and needs; to access educational events and professional development resources; and to connect and network with psychologists across the state . CPA actively advocates for issues of importance to student and early career members, including concerns about debt, the economics of the profession, and streamlining the licensure process. CPA welcomes students and ECPs to join our community!

2020 Calendar Year Dues Fees

Joining is for Current Calendar Year, from January 1 – December 31.

Licensed Member – $325.00

 

For licensed psychologists who are ten years post-degree.

Postdoctoral Residents and Early Career Psychologists

 

For psychologists who have graduated within the last ten years.

As we recognize the financial impact of joining an association and the hardships ECPs face, our membership fees are tiered and based on the number years from graduation.

Student Affiliate – $20.00

 

For undergraduate or graduate students interested in, or pursuing a degree in, psychology.

Associate of CPA – $125.00

 

For non-psychologist friends who would like to be affiliated with or support the efforts of CPA.

Academician/
Researcher (not licensed) – $125.00

Members in this category work exclusively in research or academia and do not have active clinical practices.

Associate Masters Level (not licensed) – $125.00

For individuals who hold a Masters degree in psychology and who practice under supervision.

Associate Doctoral (not licensed) – $325.00

For valued members who hold a doctoral degree in psychology, but may work in applied business and industry settings on activities that are not subject to licensure (e.g., certain Industrial Organizational Psychologist roles).

CPA Fellow – $325.00

 

A Fellow shall be a Member CPA who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, or who meets the minimum standards for Fellow status in the American Psychological Association and is then nominated by 2 CPA Fellows. To be a CPA Fellow you must be a CPA Member for at least two years.

 

Retired – $50.00

For psychologists who are fully retired.

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:

 

Anne Klee  annekleephd@gmail.com 

Meghan Butler  dr.meghanbutler@gmail.com

Stu Sokol   stujay@gmail.com  

Elizabeth Rathbun   therapywithelizabeth@gmail.com  

Darius Fathi   dfathi@gmail.com  

Jennifer Doran   jenniferdoranphd@gmail.com

Mark Spellmann   markspellmannphd@gmail.com

Sharif Okasha   dr.sharifokasha@gmail.com