Revised Psychotherapy Membership Model
Individuals must join at the highest level of membership for which they are qualified. Membership is maintained by meeting association standards, ethics, payment of annual membership fees, and the completion of the Accountability for Ethical Conduct Policy Form.
Fully licensed in one’s state to practice as a mental health professional
Previously certified as a Diplomate or Fellow in AAPC
Currently in the licensure process in one's state to practice as a mental health professional
Interested in ACPE Psychotherapy activities and initiatives
Previously affiliated with AAPC as other than Diplomate or Fellow
Retired Professional Member
Previously an ACPE Psychotherapist or Practitioner member and now fully retired
Previously a member in good standing with AAPC and now fully retired
Currently enrolled in an advanced theology or
mental health-related degree program
You joined ACPE as a Practitioner Member and are fully licensed by your state to practice as a mental health professional:
Please email ACPE’s Membership Engagement Coordinator, Ruth McPhail Ubaldo, with a copy of your license in order to move into the Psychotherapist membership category
You joined ACPE as a Student Member but have finished your degree:
Please email ACPE’s Membership Engagement Coordinator, Ruth McPhail Ubaldo, with a copy of your license in order to move into the Psychotherapist membership category OR with a written notice that you are no longer a student in order to move into the Practitioner membership category
Please Note: If you joined as a Psychotherapist Member and are a former Fellow or Diplomate, we are working on adding a table to the public “Find a Psychotherapist” directory so that you can feature this information on your profile. We will send an announcement with instructions when this is possible.
We want to acknowledge that these changes might raise questions or concerns for you. We welcome your comments, and we wish to remind us all of the guiding principles that the leadership of AAPC and ACPE selected last fall to guide the consolidation: gratitude and hospitality, transparency, mutual benefit, professional differentiation, and cooperation. As we look back at this early stage of the consolidation, we are encouraged to see how these guiding principles informed the decisions and initiatives of the past two months.
As we look to the future, we trust that this revised membership model will help us preserve our values as we welcome new members and continue to move forward in our shared work.
Individuals interested in joining ACPE as new Psychotherapist, Practitioner, Retired Professional, or Student Members are now invited to apply!