The benefits of membership in Division 17 are tangible as well as intangible. The tangible benefits include eight journal issues of The Counseling Psychologist and participation in Division 17 listserv programs and events. The intangible benefits involve a sense of identity and community with colleagues who share a commitment to counseling psychology. This sense of community is fostered by the Division’s listserv, sponsorship of programs at the APA annual convention and regional conferences, involvement with various Sections and Special Interest Groups, and Division committee service and awards.
Depending on your needs, you have several membership options. Regardless of which option you choose, you will receive a welcome packet by email within 2-3 weeks of joining Division 17. You will begin receiving The Counseling Psychologist shortly thereafter or at the beginning of the new membership year.
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Division 17 Membership
Division 17 membership requires an active APA membership number. Individuals who are not members of the American Psychological Association (APA) may join as professional affiliates or international affiliates.
To become an APA member, visit www.apa.org/membership to complete an APA membership application. APA dues for early career professionals are significantly reduced.
For more information about Division 17 or APA membership, contact:
Recent Graduate Membership
Dues: Free for the first year after completion of doctoral degree!
Division 17 is the only APA division that advocates for the specialty of counseling psychology both within the field of psychology and in the public sector.
Student membership is available to graduate student affiliates (SAS) or undergraduate affiliates. As a student you are eligible to join the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS) for more information about SAS, please contact:
- Kailah Glock, SAS Membership Coordinator Co-chair
- Katie Califano, SAS Membership Coordinator Co-chair
Professional Affiliate Membership
Individuals who are not members of the American Psychological Association (APA) may join as professional affiliates or international affiliates. Professional affiliates are non-voting members of the Division. For more information contact:
- Heidi Hutman, PhD, Division 17 Membership Chair
International Affiliate Membership
First, we extend a warm welcome to our international colleagues and we look forward to collaborating with you to advance the work of counseling psychologists around the world.
Individuals who are not members of the American Psychological Association (APA) may join as professional affiliates or international affiliates. To join our Division, You may use a check or money order for $17 US drawn on a US bank or use a credit card. International affiliates may join online.
The Society of Counseling Psychology provides a limited number of dues waivers for members in difficult economic circumstances. Members may receive a dues waiver for up to three years over the course of their membership. Dues waivers are available only to SCP members. During the year of the dues waiver, members retain full membership privileges in the society. Applications should be submitted to the SCP Membership Committee Chair and are due December 1 of the year prior to the membership year for which the dues waiver is sought. For example: an application for a dues waiver for 2013 is due December 1, 2012. Download the Application for Dues Waiver (.pdf).