The South Jersey Psychological Association offers local psychologists living or working within the South Jersey region (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties) many opportunities to network with colleagues and share information, concerns, and ideas.
SJPA holds regular meetings, special programs, conferences and workshops (many including Continuing Education credits). Our interactive listserv has been and continues to be the prime forum in which to share information, give and receive referrals, and address insurance problems.
We welcome new members and invite all eligible professionals in psychology to join us so we will be able to grow and expand. We also try to have fun when we are together. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization can become even stronger.
SJPA Member Benefits
- Psychologists welcome at all career stages
- Access to SJPA’s website members-only section
- Attend SJPA Continuing Education workshops and events at member rates
- Access our interactive listserv
- Share and collaborate with colleagues on professional topics, issues and concerns
- Post and respond to referral requests
- Receive updates on relevant professional practice issues and developments
- NJPA Affiliation
- Our NJPA Affiliation provides us with information and representation about issues affecting our profession both in the state and nationally. Through NJPA, we can share our concerns and knowledge with psychologists throughout New Jersey.
- NJPA provides its members and affiliate organizations with an active voice on matters that concern all of us.
- Ethical issues
- Legislative issues including advocacy and updates on regulations
- Legal issues and resources
- Legislation and regulations affecting professional psychology
- Insurance issues
- Business practice
- All classes of members shall be persons who are interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession and who have met the standards described below. In addition, they must reside or be employed in South Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland Gloucester or Salem counties), must be eligible for membership in NJPA or NJSAP and be currently participating or employed in some professional aspect of psychology.
- The minimum standards for election to Member status shall be (a) residence or professional employment in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland Gloucester or Salem counties; (b) the receipt of the doctoral degree based on the study of psychology conferred by a graduate school of recognized standing; (c) participation or employment in some professional phase of psychology; (d) personal and professional integrity consistent with the best interests of the profession.
- The minimum standards for election to Associate Member status shall be (a) residence or professional employment in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland Gloucester or Salem counties; (b) completion of at least two years of graduate work in psychology in a recognized graduate school or receipt of a Master’s degree in psychology from a recognized graduate school plus a year of acceptable experience in professional work that is psychological in nature; (c) participation or employment in some professional phase of psychology; (d) personal and professional integrity consistent with the best interests of the profession.
- Early Career Psychologist: Within ten years of the doctoral degree.
- Student Affiliate: Current student enrolled in a graduate program in psychology.