Membership

If you're not a member yet, here's some information about types of membership and how to join.

Members and and associate members of Div. 44 hold parallel status in APA.

Confidential affiliate membership is open to anyone with an interest in sexual orientation issues. No affiliation with APA or psychology is necessary. However, APA members who wish to have their affiliation with Div. 44 held in confidence may also request this membership category from the membership chair.

Student affiliates must be a full-time student. Student affiliates need not be members of APAGS in order to join Div. 44.

Dues for members, associate members, fellows, international and professional affiliate members are currently set at $50 per year. Dues for student affiliates (with journal) are $25 per year, and dues for student affiliates (without journal) are $10 per year. APA members and associates pay dues via their APA dues statement; students and confidential affiliates will be billed directly by the division.

Benefits

For those looking for their professional home within psychology, Div. 44 provides a culture of support for its members. In addition, the following benefits are just a sample of why our loyal members love belonging:

Div. 44 Newsletter
Produced three times per year — and open for submissions relevant to LGBTQ psychology.

Div. 44 Journal
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity launched in 2014 and will be distributed quarterly to all members.

Interactive Discussion Email Lists
Full of dialogue, current events and education.

Awards/Grants/Scholarships
Funding for personal/professional development and research to advance the field of LGBTQ psychology.

Events and Networking
Whether at the APA convention, the National Multicultural Summit or another division activity, our members love to meet their peers and discuss personal and professional issues.

Leadership Opportunities
From division committees to elected positions to representing the division in APA governance, there are many opportunities to be a leader in LGBTQ psychology.

How to Apply

There are several ways to join Div. 44. If you're an APA member you can join Div. 44 directly online today, or you can indicate an interest in joining the division on your annual APA or APAGS dues statement in the fall. Or, you can download and fill out the membership application if you're joining as a confidential affiliate, and return it as an attachment to the membership chair.

What Students Can Do

  • Become a member.

  • Attend the APA convention.

  • Contact one of your Student Representatives to volunteer to help staff the division's hospitality suite at the APA convention.

  • Serve on a committee or task force.

  • Contact one of the Committee on Mentoring chairs to participate in the mentoring program.

  • Apply for one of our student grants or scholarships.

  • Participate in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

What Members Can Do

An easy way to help the division is to allocate all of your votes to Div. 44 when you receive your allocation ballot from APA in the fall. Other ways to participate:

Network
  • Subscribe to the division's member email list.

  • Recruit new members.

  • Attend the APA convention and Multicultural Summit.

  • Purchase a Div. 44 pin at the division's Hospitality Suite to wear at the APA convention.

  • If you are a fellow, submit the address of your website to the website editor for the Div. 44 fellows page.

Serve
  • Volunteer to serve on a committee or task force in your area of interest.

  • Consider running for elected office in the division.

Apply for awards and research money
  • Apply for a research grant to fund a new contribution to LGBT psychology.

  • Nominate a deserving colleague or student for one of our divisional awards.

  • Apply to become a fellow.

Write
  • Write a brief entry for the division newsletter that describes your success in developing a new resource or your advocacy efforts. Our newsletter editor welcomes articles, and seeks book reviewers.

  • Talk with the Book Series Editor about developing a proposal for a contribution to Div. 44’s book series

Teach
  • Contact one of the Committee on Mentoring chairs to participate in the mentoring program

  • Respond to the call for proposals to the APA convention or Multicultural Summit or offer to serve as a reviewer

  • Infuse LGBT psychology into the courses you teach.

Donate
  • Attend and become a sponsor for the fundraising dinner.

  • Make an annual cash contribution.

  • Assign a portion of book royalties.

  • Make a memorial gift.

  • Make Div. 44 beneficiary of your will.

  • Endow a scholarship, grants program or other special initiative