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The purpose of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association is to advance psychology as a science and a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare. PPA is the third largest state psychological association affiliated with the American Psychological Association.

How Do I Join?

  1. Download and complete the Membership Application in pdf format and return to PPA with first year's payment. (If you need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it here.) Note: Each applicable section must be complete in order to process your application. Or e-mail PPA and ask for a membership application to be sent to you today!
  2. If you are applying for Student or Affiliate status, your application must be signed by your faculty advisor or department chair.
  3. Submit your first year dues with your application for quickest processing.You begin immediately to receive PPA publications and mailings. All member benefits such as mailings begin upon payment of first year dues.
  4. Return the completed application and payment to PPA, 5925 Stevenson Avenue, Suite H, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
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Membership Categories:

Fellow: A doctoral degree from a program primarily psychological in content, conferred by a graduate school of recognized standing, and four years of experience in the scientific and professional discipline of psychology following granting of the degree.

Member: Licensure as a psychologist in Pennsylvania, a doctoral degree in psychology, or a master's degree primarily in the scientific and professional discipline of psychology plus the equivalent of two full years of experience primarily in the scientific and professional discipline of psychology following the granting of the degree.

Student: Full-time enrollment in a graduate program that is primarily psychological in content.

Affiliate: Persons who can demonstrate a legitimate professional, educational or scientific interest in the field of psychology and who are not eligible for a higher level of membership. Examples of such persons may include, but are not limited to, students of psychology and high school teachers of psychology. Affiliates shall have neither voting rights, hold themselves out as members of the Association, nor be eligible for elective office.

Dues Information

Your membership year for dues purposes is based on the quarter of the year in which you join. The quarters are: July 1 - September 30, October 1 - December 31, January 1 - March 31, April 1 - June 30. You will be invoiced annually in that same quarter. Dues for first year members are $99.00. Student dues are free for the first year and $25 thereafter.

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