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Thank you for your interest in joining the Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA). 

There are many reasons to join and continue your membership in The Westchester County Psychological Association. Here are the Top Ten Reasons:


1. Stay Informed
Keep up to date on critical information for psychologists including: ICD-10, DSM 5, HIPAA requirements, CPT-4, NPI numbers, telehealth, and valuable contacts in Westchester psychiatric hospitals.

2. Our Communication
The Westchester Psychologist is sent to members five times a year. Our listserv is active with questions and meeting notifications. We have a website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

3. Workshops and CE Credits
Recent topics include: Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Understanding Selective Mutism, Conference on Violence, Transgender 101, RET and A Tribute to Albert Ellis, and CBT and School Refusal. We are one of the few county psychological associations approved by the APA to offer CE credits!

4.  Get Connected
WCPA is a valuable resource for forming professional relationships and lifelong friendships. Many of our members enjoy the support of peer group supervision.  We host an Annual Meeting, featuring a Keynote Speaker and Distinguished Service Award, as well as a Networking Meeting.

5. Three Unique Divisions to Meet Your Needs
Clinical, School, & Special Interest (Gender, Culture, and Academics)



6. Be Recognized
Members’ achievements are highlighted in The Westchester Psychologist and our website alongside contact information. Published authors (books & articles) have summaries and publisher information in Members in Print. Awards, presentations, and professional accomplishments are shared in News About Members. Our Featured Psychologist column spotlights select members.

7. Resources
Our Speakers Bureau lists presentation topics and member contact information. The Test Kit Library lends a wide range of current test materials. We also have a Representative for State Disaster Relief, organizing WCPA members in times of crisis in the community.

8. Valued Referrals
Our Referral Service provides information on NYS licensed psychologists, their specialties, and insurance information to the community.

9. Legal & Ethical Information
Through the WCPA’s Representative to NYSPA, members stay informed on critical legal issues. The WCPA Ethics Committee provides essential information, education and referrals.

10. Free Membership for Graduate Students
WCPA offers free membership to students during the course of their graduate training. Many graduate students choose to become integral members of the WCPA community.

The information provided below delineates the various classes and requirements for members in the Association.

Membership and Dues
1.     The Association shall consist of three classes of Membership:

a. Full Members
b. Early Career Members
c. Associate Members
c. Student Members
e. Life Members

2.     Persons applying for Membership shall:

a. Subscribe to the purposes of the Association
b. Maintain ethical standards of professional conduct as set forth  by the American Psychological Association.
c. Live, work, or be matriculated in an educational program in Westchester County or a neighboring county

3.    Membership Requirements:

Full Members: 

A)   Psychologists applying for Full Membership status must have completed a terminal graduate degree in the field of psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D); and must be licensed under Article 153 of the Education Law of NYS to engage in private practice.

B) Psychologists who have completed an MA in School Psychology and are certified under Article 143.

Early Career Members:

A) Psychologists who meet the criteria for Full Membership and are applying within the first two years of completion of their graduate degree.

Associate Membership:

A) Individuals who have completed a two-year Master’s degree in psychology, and are working in a setting commensurate with their certification.

Associate Members shall be entitled to rights and privileges of full members (vote and hold office), subject to the approval of the WCPA Board.    

Student Members:

A) Individuals shall be matriculated in a recognized graduate program, or in a college or university program as a psychology major.

B) Student Members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of full members except for the right to vote and hold office.

Life Members:

A) Members who have reached the age of 68, have been Members in good standing for ten years, and are fully retired.

4.         To Become a Member of the Association
Persons eligible for membership may be elected to and become members of the Association upon fulfilling the following requirements:

    A) They must submit an application for membership,  along with 1st year dues payment. The application shall include a statement of the applicant's professional qualifications.  This application shall be viewed by the Membership Committee.  If the requirements are met, the Committee will recommend that the Board of Directors approve membership at its next meeting.

    B) After approval by the Board of Directors, the applicant will be notified of their acceptance.  At that  time, the applicant will be invited to participate in additional services offered by the Association.

5.         Dues

    A. All Association dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

B. Any member who has not paid his dues for one year shall no longer be considered to be a member in good standing.   Such a member may be reinstated by paying the dues for the current year and resubmitting an application for membership.   

C.  Dues Reduction

1. Full Members who wish to change their status to Life Member and have reached the age of 68 years, have been members in good standing for at least 10 years, and who are fully retired, may apply to the Board of Directors for approval of partial dues reduction.

2. Early Career Psychologists, defined as applying for their first year of membership within their first three years after completing a graduate program, are eligible for a dues reduction. 

3. Student Affiliates are eligible for a dues reduction.

6.      Waiver of Membership Requirements

The requirements set forth for election to Full Member or Associate Member status may be waived in special cases by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors at a regular Board of Directors meeting. Notwithstanding the waiver of normal membership requirements, the applicant shall subscribe to the purposes of the Association and maintain the ethical standards of professional conduct set forth by the American Psychological Association. Members elected in this manner shall have the status and privileges of the membership class to which they are elected. They shall be required to pay membership dues unless this is explicitly waived by vote of the Board of Directors.

Please note:  The WCPA operates on a fiscal year (May 1 through April 30).  The Board of Directors meet every third Wednesday in alternate months beginning in September; the last meeting is held in May.