Membership Categories

There are several types of membership available to potential members of Div. 44. The base requirement for all categories is the need to have a professional interest in LGBT psychology. While membership in APA is encouraged for all member types, it is not a requirement to join SCP.

Those who have a doctoral degree in psychology may be classified as a member, fellow, professional affiliate or international affiliate. Those with master's degrees may be classified as an associate, international affiliate or student affiliate. Those with degrees below a master's may only be classified as a student affiliate.

It's important that you pick the appropriate membership category when joining or renewing your membership, as each type has a set of corresponding privileges, including rights to hold office and vote in elections. All membership types (excluding life status and student) will automatically receive the division journal and newsletter (life status and student may add the journal).

2014 Membership Rates

Member, Professional Affiliate

$50

Associate

$50

Fellow

$50

International Affiliate

$50

Student Affiliate WITH Journal

$25

Student Affiliate WITHOUT Journal

$10

Life Status APA/Member (No Journal/Newsletter)

$0

Life Status APA/Member with Journal/Newsletter

$32


Member (M)

Requirements : Belong to APA under the category of member. All requirements to be an APA member must be met, including having a doctoral degree in psychology. Those interested in joining the society who are not members of APA should join as professional affiliates.

Privileges : All division privileges are afforded this membership type.

Professional Affiliate (AF)

Requirements : Have a doctoral degree in psychology; not belong to APA

Privileges : Professional affiliates may not hold office or vote in division elections

Associate (A)

Requirements : Belong to APA under the category of associate. All requirements to be an APA associate must be met, including having a master's degree or two years of graduate study in psychology or a related field at a regionally accredited institution.

Privileges : Associates may not hold executive office in the society (but they may serve in appointed positions); after five years of Associate status, individuals may vote in elections

International Affiliate (IA)

Requirements : Belong to APA under the category of International Affiliate. All requirements to be an APA international affiliate must be met.

Privileges : International affiliates may not hold executive office in the society (but they may serve in appointed positions), and they may not vote in any society- or APA-specific election.

Student Affiliate (SA)

Requirements : Individuals who are students of psychology (graduate or undergraduate) and have a professional interest in LGBT psychology. Membership in APAGS (APA's Graduate Student Organization) is encouraged but not required.

Privileges : Student affiliates may not hold executive office in the society (but they may serve in appointed positions), and they may not vote in any society- or APA-specific election. Students Affiliates may opt to receive the division journal for an additional fee.

Life Status (DX)

Requirements : Members of APA who have reached life status and are exempt from paying APA dues are also life status of members of the division. As such, they do not pay division dues but are afforded all the privileges of a Member. Life status members will not receive a copy of the division journal unless they pay the DX Journal fee.

Privileges : All division privileges are afforded this membership type.