Join Division 49

One important way to participate in Division 49 is to belong to one or more of the division committees established within Division 49. Division membership allows a more informal and personal entrée into division activities, including participation in writing and presenting papers, participating in email discussions and online continuing education committee, and so on. The committees also contribute to the vitality of the division through the development of projects, especially graduate student awards and stipends, that help ensure the continued growth of the division.

Division 49 Membership

  • Member
    To qualify for the status of Member, an individual shall be a member of the APA and shall have an interest in the scientific advancement and/or professional practice of group psychotherapy. A member shall be entitled to attend and to participate in the meetings of the Division and to receive its publications. A member shall also be entitled to hold office, to serve on committees of the Division, and to vote in elections.

  • Fellow
    A member nominated for Fellow status in the Division must meet the minimum standards for Fellow status established under the APA Bylaws. Fellows must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year and have made an outstanding and documented contribution to the science, teaching and/or research of group psychology and/or the practice of group psychotherapy. Fellows must also be endorsed by three APA Fellows, including two Fellows within the Division, when deemed feasible by the present Committee on Fellows. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Fellows Committee shall be required to constitute a recommendation to the Board. Fellows of the Division shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as Members.

  • Associate Membership
    To qualify for the status of Associate, an individual shall be an Associate Member of the APA and shall have an interest in the scientific advancement of group psychology and/or the professional practice of group psychotherapy.

    Associate Members of the Division who are voting Associates of the APA shall be entitled to attend and participate in meetings of the Division and shall receive its publications; Associate members who are voting members of APA shall also be entitled to hold office, to serve on committees of the Division and to vote in its elections.

  • Affiliate Membership
    To qualify as an Affiliate of the Division, an individual shall have an interest in the scientific advancement of group psychology and/or the professional practice of group psychotherapy. An affiliate member need not be a member of APA. Affiliates shall be entitled to attend and participate in meetings of the Division and shall be eligible to receive its publications. They shall not be entitled to hold office, serve as voting members of the Committees of the Division, nor vote in elections.

  • Student Affiliate Membership
    To qualify as a Student Affiliate of the Division, an individual shall be enrolled full-time or part time in a graduate program or school of recognized standing in psychology. Student Affiliates shall be entitled to attend and participate in meetings of the Division and shall be eligible to receive its publications and be entitled to hold office as elected Student Representative to the Board and in that position serve as a voting member of the Board. Student affiliates are also entitled to serve on committees of the Division and to vote in its elections.

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