Membership

Anyone who supports the mission of the Association is eligible for membership. There are four different categories of membership: • Clinical, • Academic, • Student, and • Associate. Information about each category can be found within the application form.

We believe there are many tangible and many hidden benefits of membership. Some both current and potential are:

  • national conferences
  • local social and professional gatherings and workshops
  • professional journal
  • online community, via a listserv and Facebook (one Facebook group open and the other closed for members only by request)
  • referral service to connect potential clients with qualified therapists
  • speakers bureau
  • professional consultation opportunities
  • religious/faith support, including common prayer and shared devotional practices
  • ability to network with competent colleagues
  • quarterly newsletter
  • professional development webinars
  • topical content delivered by podcast
  • growing resource library on topics related to therapy
  • forum to advertise one’s self-developed resources

Current members whose last application form is less than three years old can renew their memberships without completing a new form – simply by submitting the fee and communicating any minors changes we should make to our records. Whether new or renewing, dues can be paid by posted cheque to our office, e-transfer, or online, using SquareRegister [ this feature has not yet been activated ].

We strive to make regular membership fees affordable, but we also offer incentive pricing for both the current member and a new member brought in by this member (details are on the application form). Members who serve as diocesan liaisons (properly appointed) enjoy entirely free memberships. If fees are a sincere burden to someone who would otherwise join, please contact the office to discuss the situation.