Fellow Designation (FAPA)

Fellow status (FAPA) is a distinctive honor that American Psychotherapy Association can bestow upon a member. In addition to meeting all of the requirements of a regular member, candidates for Fellow status must have completed all of the requirements listed below.

  • Be an American Psychotherapy Association member in good standing
  • Have achieved Diplomate status (DAPA)
  • Hold the Diplomate designation (DAPA) for a minimum of three years

A complete curriculum vitae, copy of state issued license(s), three letters of recommendation from professionals in your area of expertise, and two work products must be forwarded to American Psychotherapy Association via fax or mail to complete your application for Fellow status. A one-time passage fee of $250 will apply.

Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories must have their highest academic degree(s) validated as equivalent to a Master’s or Doctorate degree conferred by an accredited college or university in the United States.

For more information or for help with the application process please call toll free (800) 205-9165 or send an e-mail inquiry.


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