With more than 2000 members and affiliates who live these values through a wide diversity of identities, interests, and professional activities and commitments, SCP can offer YOU a home. If you are not yet a member or an active participant in SCP, We heartily invite your involvement!

The success of our efforts rests heavily on the membership and the work of SCP volunteer leaders – our Executive Board, our committee chairs and members, our task group chairs and members, our student affiliate organization, and the staff of our central executive office.  We currently have 13 Sections and 10 Special Interest Groups tailored to specific foci in counseling psychology. I encourage you to browse our websites and join as many Sections or Special Interest Groups as you like, many of which offer free or very inexpensive membership. We also have a nationally ranked journal, The Counseling Psychologist, a useful blog, SCP Connect, and a Facebook page for more frequent updates of SCP activities. I hope you will make use of these many means of communication and connection with SCP.

Students may join the Student Affiliates of Seventeen (SAS), our national organization for students in counseling psychology. SAS offers opportunities for students to become voting members in SCP leadership, and students are always enthusiastically welcomed into our sections, special interest groups, and special task groups. Early career professionals also are vital participants in all SCP activities, from voting positions in governance to involvement in sections and special interest and task groups.

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.

Join Online or by Postal Mail

Join Division 17 online by going to .  Alternatively, you can mail the Membership Application  ( .pdf) ( .doc)  to the following postal address:

APA Division Services Office
750 First Street NE
Washington DC 20002-4242

Membership Options

Division 17 Membership

Dues: $37

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 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!

As you make the transition from student to professional, consider joining Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

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

Dues: $17

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

Dues: $70

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:

International Affiliate Membership

Dues: $17

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.


Dues Waiver

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).