Membership in VPA

Resources for Members


Become a VPA member today! In addition to the benefits you receive personally from a VPA membership, your dues help ensure we can continue our efforts to advocate for and support legislation that matters to you and your clients.

Be an Active Member of VPA

Your active participation in VPA helps strengthen our professional organization and empowers you to participate more fully in your professional life.

There are lots of opportunities to be an active VPA member and help advance the field of psychology--in all its forms--in Vermont.  VPA welcomes its members to participate on one or more of our standing committees:

  • Ethics
  • Membership
  • Public Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Committee on Legislation
  • Committee on Diversity and Social Justice
  • Insurance and Professional Standards Review
  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee;
  • Disaster Relief
  • Business of Practice Committee

Contact us  for more information to find out how you can make an impact.

I have been impressed with VPA's support for legislative actions that aim to improve mental health care for all Vermonters. I’ve also benefited from gathering with mental health providers from different backgrounds and professions at CE events where we share experiences and gain support and ideas from each other. I know these events could not happen without an active and vibrant VPA membership.

--Gus Jordan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Health & Counseling Center, Middlebury College

Without VPA to inform and fight for us, we are in the dark until the wolf is at the door. The importance of advocacy can not be understated. . . . Camaraderie and the chance for discussions with colleagues are true opportunities.  VPA provides CE close to home, insurance information and ethics consultations, as well as legislative testimony on behalf of Psychology. VPA membership is a professional necessity and a privilege.

--Charlotte R. McGray, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

VPA is the primary advocate for legislation and policy development to assure the most effective services for psychological services for Vermonters.  VPA is a wonderful source of support for professional and personnel growth for psychologists so as to provide increasingly effective professional services to Vermonters.  VPA supports the development of professional relationships with other colleagues and supports psychologists taking leadership roles in psychology.  Finally, VPA provides . . . excellent continuing education programs & opportunities for discussion of, and advocacy for, practice issues and psychological services to Vermonters.

--Richard W. Root,  Ed.D., Clinical Psychologist

VPA membership is a must because it enables peer social and clinical contact, allows members to keep up with legal and business-related changes in the field, makes ethics credits easy, and supports a pro-Psychology agenda in the state and nationally.

--Anthony R. Quintiliani, Ph.D., LADC, Clinical Psychologist  & Author

I  initially joined VPA because I felt it was the right thing to do.  However, it was only once I began attending more CE events and getting to know my colleagues that I knew my VPA membership was a worthwhile investment.  It's been a privilege to be a member of VPA and because of my membership, it's been an honor to serve on the Board of Directors.
--Rick Barnett, Psy.D., M.S., LADC, Clinical Psychologist & VPA  Legislative  Advocacy Committee Chair

Your membership comes with powerful benefits:

  • Advocacy in the state and federal Legislature to promote the field of psychology

  • Free ethics consultations with the VPA Ethics Committee

  • Discounts on VPA CE workshops

  • Forms and resources at your fingertips through our newsletter, blog, and website

  • Access to VPA Listserv

  • Client/patient referrals from the VPA referral service

  • Timely information on changes through the VPA newsletter

  • Free practice management consultations

  • Personal support and professional networking with your fellow members

Membership Dues

As of August 1, 2017 (subject to change)

Regular Member


Psychologist (doctor's or master's level) licensed in Vermont

Newly-Licensed Member
Psychologist (doctor's or master's level) licensed in any state for less than 2 years
Associate Member
Licensed mental health professional other than a psychologist
Retired Member
Member of VPA for at least 15 years, but not providing clinical services for a fee
Student Member
Undergraduate or graduate student in psychology or related field at an accredited institution

Membership Type
Public Member

Not a licensed mental health care provider or mental health services student

High School Student Member
High school student with an interest in psychology or the mental health care field
Student Member

Undergraduate or graduate college/university student whose primary field

of study is psychology

Retired Member
Member of VPA for at least 15 years; no longer providing clinical services for a fee
Member Emeritus
Member of VPA for at least 15 years and at least 65 years of age
Rostered Member
Mental health care professional on the roster of nonlicensed, noncertified psychotherapists and working toward licensure
Academic Member

Full-time university or post-secondary faculty member or researcher holding an advanced degree in psychology and enggaed full-time in teaching or research

in the field of psychology; does not provide clinical services for a fee

Associate Member
Licensed (any state) mental health care professional other than a psychologist

Licensed (any state) psychologist, master or doctor level (dues reduced to

$200 for first two years of licensing in any state)

Sustaining Member
VPA Member in good standing whose dues reflect his or her exceptional commitment to VPA