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Why Join the Arizona Psychological Association?

When it comes to your professional future, membership in the Arizona Psychological Association is one of the most valuable investments you will make. True to AzPA's Mission, your investment ensures that AzPA can continue to support its members, advance the profession, preserve its integrity, promote health, and advocate in the public interest.  An important benefit of membership is professional involvement, allowing you a chance to contribute to the development of your professional identity and support your profession in many different ways.

AzPA works hard for our members.  We strive to provide many benefits to being part of one cohesive group of psychologists, including those listed below:

Legislative Advocacy

  • Participation in our annual Politics and Psychology Day at the Arizona Legislature Attendees are provided information regarding the legislative process, advocacy and current legislation Legislators are invited to have lunch with the participants to discuss areas of mutual interest

  • Monitoring of the activities of the legislature and governmental entities to protect your interests as a psychological professional in Arizona

  • Real time view of what bills AzPA is currently tracking, which often include proposed changes in the law that affect issues related to psychology and may have a positive or negative impact on the public

  • Participation in AzPA’s grassroots program, the Key Constituent Psychologist  Key psychologists are identified in each of the State’s legislative districts and serve as liaisons for legislative advocacy between AzPA and its member psychologists living within those districts

  • Representation of your concerns to your legislators, the Board of Psychologists Examiners, and the American Psychological Association that directly impact the practice of psychology and the lives of our clients

  • Opportunity to meet with our national representatives in our nation's Capital to influence federal legislation through the American Psychological Association’s Practice Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

  • Stay informed of legislative action alerts and up-to-date information on current issues affecting the delivery of mental health

Discounted Continuing Education Opportunities

  • Reduced fees for AzPA-sponsored continuing education and professional development programs AzPA offers APA-approved credits for the biennial requirement of 40 hours of continuing education for State of Arizona licensure

  • Preferred pricing for AzPA’s Annual Convention, including three days of expert speakers, workshops, exhibits and networking

  • Trust Risk Management Workshops

  • Convenience of having AzPA maintain a record of member’s attendance and continuing education credits awarded at each workshop


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Practice Tools And Resources

  • AzPA keeps you up to date with an active website where potential clients from around the state can find you and your practice

  • Admission to the "Members Only" section of the AzPA website, allowing access to Professional Practice Tools and Resources, newsletters, Governance minutes, our member directory, a customizable member profile, discounted services, and online registration to programs and events

  • Free listing in the "Find a Psychologist" member referral directory of AzPA members with opportunities to market your services and practices by advertising your credentials, specialties, contact information, photograph, and website

  • Complimentary colleague assistance consultations regarding practice issues, dealing with third party payers, and advocacy concerns

  • Maintenance of a "Repository of Forwarding Information" for AzPA members

  • Access to peer consultation through AzPA's Ethics Committee to guide us in maintaining high standards within our profession

  • Online job and office space listings


Professional Opportunities And Benefits

  • Opportunities for AzPA members to be involved in our "Speakers Bureau," offering public education and inter-professional outreach to the community, businesses, the media, and other social service organizations to enhance the general understanding of psychology and promote psychology services

  • Eligibility to apply to AzPA's Leadership Development Institute

  • Eligibility for AzPA Service and Professional Recognition Awards

  • Opportunities to write for the AzPA's monthly publication, The Arizona Psychologist

  • Find an outlet for your talents and interests by serving on any of our active committees, task forces, rural and affiliate groups, mentorship programs, our Speaker's Bureau, or getting involved in AzPA leadership

  • Be part of AzPA's ongoing Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards program, and help cultivate the relationship between Psychology and Arizona businesses

  • Opportunity to join legislative advocacy locally and nationally in order to protect your professional practice and advocate for how the field of psychology develops and is represented in Arizona

  • Opportunities to broaden cultural awareness and sensitivity among Arizona mental health providers through peer and community education, consultation, mentorship, and training

  • Opportunities to keep abreast of and help promote education regarding legal, ethical, multicultural, and clinical information relevant to civil rights issues in general and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in particular.

  • Opportunities for training in disaster response in order to offer volunteer assistance to relief workers, victims, and victim’s families after manmade or natural disasters in conjunction with the American Red Cross on local, state and national levels

  • Access to a network of peer psychologists and other health and wellness professionals who provide services to improve the well-being of members and Veterans of the military and National Guard as well as their families

  • Opportunity to be involved in the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium Board of Directors and the Arizona Psychological Foundation to make a greater professional contribution and impact to psychological training and funding within Arizona

  • Privilege to nominate and vote for organizational leadership

  • National representation in the American Psychological Association's governance


Professional Networking

  • AzPA membership provides an opportunity to create your professional community.  Get involved with organized committees, trainings, peer discussion groups, and communication methods that provide you opportunities to network with others to exchange practice ideas, knowledge and experience

  • Access to "Members Only" online Membership Directory enables you to stay in touch with colleagues of similar interests for networking and referrals

  • Take advantage of activities within your regional or special interest affiliates.  Whether it is in the form of local social activities, professional networking, or specialized continuing education, being involved with AzPA's affiliate groups can provide you with many important benefits

  • Opportunity to be listed on AzPA's website as a "Key Partner Member," highlighting healthcare organizations offering complimentary products or services to our members


Member Resources And Discount Benefits

Professional Benefits:


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Early Career And Student Benefits

  • AzPA Student members have the opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with mid and late-career psychologists for professional advice and support

  • Resources for AzPA Students and Early Career Psychologist members to help those starting out in the profession or others exploring new fields of interest in psychology.  AzPA provides tools to build your practice, access to supportive student and ECP committees and invaluable networking opportunities to reach all your professional goals

  • Eligibility for AzPA Foundation recognition awards, including the Outstanding Postdoctoral Resident and Outstanding Early Career Psychologist

  • Student voice in Governing Council through Graduate Student Representative and chair of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee leadership opportunities

  • Ambassador opportunities as a Student Repetitive from your Arizona University

  • Student poster and conference presentations

  • Reduced fees for AzPA-sponsored and APA-approved CEU and professional development programs

  • Reduced fees to attend AzPA's annual statewide convention

 

AzPA offers a discounted membership rate for members who join for three years.  Please contact AzPA to learn more.

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