ECP Membership in Div. 43

Why should Early Career Psychologist (ECP) join Div. 43?

  • It is the largest professional organization dedicated to the professional development and training of family psychologists.
  • It has specific focus on recognizing and fostering the unique identify of  family psychologists.
  • It is a place where psychologists/family psychologists-in-training can discuss the rapidly-evolving systemic perspective of the family and various cultures.
  • It allows students in psychology/family psychology programs access to debates in topics within health psychology, ethics, and policy, as well as discussions of therapeutic matters.
  • It offers guidance for practitioners on becoming board certified in couple-family psychology via the link to the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology
  • It is a place where ECP's are a part of the larger goal of the society: to expand the study and practice of family-couple based therapy.

Div. 43 Early Career Psychologist Membership Benefits

  • Mentoring opportunities including group supervision on treating sexuality issues.
  • Information on how to apply to postdoctoral positions and research, grant funding opportunities
  • Involvement in the promotion of research; knowledge of best practice with families; and access to past and current journal and newsletter articles that keep members up-to-date on current issues in couple-family practice, education and research.
  • Links to family psychology theory, training and practice resources.
  • Access to member and main discussion forums, research forums, diversity and public interest forums and practitioner's forums.
  • Networking opportunities with other division members through our email list.
  • Access to Div. 43's journal, The Family Psychologist . ECPs receive and contribute to the society's tri-annual bulletin about the latest issues, evidence-based practices, and opinions surrounding family and couples interventions.
  • Access to the Div. 43 email lists including discussion groups, funding opportunities, job and post-doc positions and relevant award opportunities.
  • Guidance on how to develop an identity as a family psychologist.
  • The opportunity for mentorship and career guidance from leading family and couples psychologists in the field.
  • Announcements regarding webinars, teleconferences and other training opportunities.
  • Networking with other ECPs and professionals in the family psychology field.
Make the Most of Membership

Already a member but not sure you're getting the most out of your membership? Here are some ways to get involved: