DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

DPA Member Types & Annual Dues

Full Member

Full Members of the association shall be persons who are interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession and who have received a doctoral degree from a program primarily psychological in content, conferred by an accredited educational institution.
Annual Dues*: $280

Early Career Member

Upon graduation, doctoral recipients in psychology are eligible for Early Career membership for three years until their transition to Full membership.

Annual Dues*: $140


Out-of-State Member

Psychologists who reside in another state and who do not work or maintain a clinical practice in the State of Delaware, but who wish to maintain an affiliation with DPA, may become Out-of-State Members provided that they are members in good standing of their home state’s psychological association.
Annual Dues*: $140

Associate Member

Associate Members of the association shall be persons who are mental health professionals, who are not eligible to become Full or Student Members, including, but not limited to psychology assistants, masters-level school psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors and psychiatric nurses.
Annual Dues*: $140

Affiliate Member

Affiliate Members of the Association shall be persons with an interest in psychology who are not eligible for Full, Associate, Out-of-State, or Student memberships.
Annual Dues*: $140

Student Member

Student Members of the Association shall be persons who are undergraduate or graduate students in psychology, educational psychology, an area that is psychological in nature, or psychology interns.
Annual Dues*: $35**

*Annual dues are billed and paid on a calendar year basis.
**Students are not billed for dues until the beginning of their second year of membership

Lifetime Member  

Any Full or Associate Member who has reached the age of 65 years, and who has been a member of the Association for at least ten (10) years may apply in writing to the Executive Council for lifetime membership with reduced membership dues. In addition, any Full or Associate Member who has reached the age of 70 years, and who has been a member of the Association for at least fifteen (15) years may apply in writing to the Executive Council for dues-exempt status. 

Organizational Member 

Organizational Members shall be organizations that accept and support the purpose and mission of the Association. 

Dues-Exempt/Hardship Status 

Any Full Member who is disabled may apply in writing to the Chairperson of the Membership Committee for dues-exempt status. Additionally, any member who is experiencing financial hardship may also apply to the Membership Committee Chairperson in writing for reduced dues during the hardship period.  

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