Division 31 is excited to offer students and new professionals information on becoming involved in association governance, advocacy and professional development activities.
Be informed and involved in the advocacy activities (e.g., Licensure Mobility, Prescriptive Authority, etc.) of states.
Obtain mentorship and opportunities for entry into APA governance.
Become familiar with APA Governance and its structure.
Learn about the professional and public education activities of states.
Work with SPTAs to advance the profession and to promote the highest standards of ethics.
Membership also includes three issues of the Bulletin of Division 31.
Access to the division’s Listserv®, which allows you to network with members and discuss issues of concern to students.
Involvement in workshops regarding Graduate Student Psychological Association development and practice.
Membership Benefits, Resources and Services
A guidebook for getting involved in APA governance activities.
An abridged version of Keesey’s parliamentary procedures.
Advocacy alerts as well as notes about what other psychological associations are doing throughout the states, provinces and territories.
Future Membership Projects
A primer for psychological association officers.
A handbook on how to create a diversity program in psychological associations.
A clearinghouse type resource for innovative programs that psychological associations would like to share with us all.
In addition, initiatives concerning licensing board issues will also be coming down the pike. Please contact us if you have any further ideas about these projects or other projects that you would like Division 31 to explore.
Additional benefits of Division 31 include our Fellowship and Awards programs. Division 31 is the best division to apply for APA Fellowship status for all of you who have worked so hard on state, provincial and territorial issues. I encourage all of you to apply for Fellowship status.
Levels of Membership
There are 3 types of division memberships to choose from.
Members in good standing in APA
Members of state/provincial psychological associations affiliated with APA
2) SPTA Professional Staff Members
Professional staff of state/provincial psychological associations
Fellow, member, associate or affiliate of state/provincial psychological association
State, Provincial & Territorial Psychological Associations (Voting members)
No APA membership
Affiliates are non-voting and ineligible to hold office
SPTA Professional Staff: $43
Students: No membership cost
Early Career Psychologists: $25 (Contact Sarah Honaker, Division 31 Early Career Representative for more information.)
Psychological Associations: Annual dues based on size of SPTA
Division 31 now processes membership applications electronically.