The VPA Diversity & Social Justice Committee and Disaster Preparedness & Response Committee are alive again! Andrew Blair, Psy.D., is chair of the Diversity & Social Justice Committee; Melody Frank, Psy.D., is chair of the Disaster Preparedness & Response Committee. If you are interested in learning more or in participating on one or more of these committees, please let Lynda Marshall, executive director, know. You can also participate on the Insurance, Continuing Education, or Legislative Committees!
Your membership comes with powerful benefits:
Mandated Reporting/Duty to Warn
Records & Confidentiality
Billing - Private Insurance
Not a licensed mental health care provider or mental health services student
|High School Student Member||$25||High school student with an interest in psychology or the mental health care field|
Undergraduate or graduate college/university student whose primary field
of study is psychology
|Retired Member||$100||Member of VPA for at least 15 years; no longer providing clinical services for a fee|
|Member Emeritus||$150||Member of VPA for at least 15 years and at least 65 years of age|
|Rostered Member||$125||Mental health care professional on the roster of nonlicensed, noncertified psychotherapists and working toward licensure|
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||$250||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||$350||VPA Member in good standing whose dues reflect his or her exceptional commitment to VPA|
Resources for Members
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT! -- Reciprocal CE Discounts with New Hampshire Psychological Association
VPA & NHPA have joined to offer their respective members a reciprocal member discount on CE workshops. VPA members will receive the NHPA member rate when registering for a CE workshop offered by NHPA, and NHPA members will receive the VPA member rate when registering for a CE workshop offered by VPA.
Find New Hampshire Psychological Association events here.
Membership in VPA
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
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