Membership with the American Psychotherapy Association brings many professional benefits, including:
  • Prestigious Diplomate Designation (DAPA)
    --Establish your dedication to professional excellence with one of the most respected credentials in the psychotherapy field.
  • Guidance and advice from our leadership and years of experience
    --Our national board of leading psychotherapists is committed to helping you grow and develop your practice.
    --Connect with other psychotherapists in your area with our extensive chapter network.
  • APA’s “Find a Psychotherapist” national locator service
    --Get more patient referrals and grow your practice.
  • Subscription to Annals, the American Psychotherapy Association’s full-color, peer-reviewed journal
    --Stay up-to-date and get guidance on issues that affect your practice from columns on practice management, spirituality, social work, addiction, relationships, managed care, ethics, prescription medications, and life coaching.
    --Publish your articles in Annals.
    --Earn continuing education credits through journal learning.
  • National and regional APA conferences
    --Gain firsthand experience by participating in panel discussions and continuing education courses on cutting-edge issues including trauma and grief counseling, PTSD, cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality and much more.
    --Learn from top psychotherapists in the field who share their experiences at APA conferences. Past speakers have included: William Glasser, M.D., Bill O’Hanlon, M.S., William Mosier, Ed.D., Theresa Burke, Ph.D., Albert Ellis, Ph.D., and Ernest Rossi, Ph.D.
  • Online access to professional resources on APA’s members-only website
    --Get real answers to your questions from respected psychotherapy experts on our professional forums.
    --Earn continuing education credit with online self-study courses.
    --Read the latest book reviews and articles on hot topics that matter to you.
  • Exclusive low-cost insurance rates
    --Protect yourself with affordable, A-rated professional liability coverage, life insurance, long-term care protection and pre-paid legal services.
  • Discounts on travel, hotel, and healthcare services

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