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exclusive membership benefits

  • Discounted continuing education workshops covering topics required for licensure such as LGBTQ, public health and ethics

  • Free listing through our “Find a Therapist” referral directory to help you grow your practice and market your services

  • Members-only access to the website that includes: Free past webinars, Resource pages, and a community forum to post job advertisements, office space rentals and to informally connect

  • Networking events to find community and expand your professional network

  • Free Ethics Consultation through our Ethics Committee

  • Federal and local legislative advocacy to advance the field of psychology – the Government Relations Committee monitors proposed legislation and lobbies to protect your interests as a Psychology professional in DC

  • Access to our member listserv to stay informed regarding upcoming DCPA events, job opportunities, referral requests, and what’s happening in the field

  • Leadership Opportunities to enhance your CV! Join our board and committees: Diversity Social Justice and Inclusion, Government Relations, Professional Development, Student, Early Career Psychologist, Marketing and Membership committees

  • Weekly newsletter: DCPA Events and News Updates

  • Student support and advocacy: Active student committee offering student socials, support groups, research grants for graduate students and mock interviews for internships

  • Mentorship Program for Mentors and Mentees!

  • Early Career Psychologists peer consultation & process group

  • Discounted homestudy CE sessions to earn CEs on your own timeline 

membership levels


  • Regular Member- for PsyD's, PhD’s, EdD's, Academicians, Licensed Psychologists; either work or reside in DC

  • Early Career Professional (ECP) - for individuals who qualify as an Early Career Professional

  • Associate Member - for individuals who have training and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Psychology, or be Master's level Professionals licensed in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia for Independent Practice in Social Work, or licensed as Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, or Nurse Practitioners. Applicants meeting the requirements set forth above but who are not employed or maintaining a practice in the District of Columbia  shall also be considered Professional Affiliate Members.

  • Student Member - for anyone enrolled at least part-time in any undergraduate or graduate psychology related program

  • Semi-Retired Member - for professionals who are semi-retired and still are receiving income from psychology profession

  • Retired Member - for professionals who are fully retired and no longer receiving income from psychology profession

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