Organizations

If you’re a graduate student in educational psychology, you are expected by the faculty and by ethical standards of the profession to participate in at least one professional organization related to your area of specialization.

Student membership to these organizations offer several advantages such as:

  • reduced membership fees
  • professional liability insurance coverage
  • journal subscriptions
  • reduced conference fees
  • enhanced career development

The primary suggested affiliation will vary by your program.

It is strongly recommended that you join as a student affiliate the national organization in your specialization area and possibly one or more related organizations either in your field of interest and/or your state organization affiliated with your national organization.

 

Organization 

Graduate program 

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American Psychological Association (APA)

PhD Programs

APA 

Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA)

PhD Programs

AzPA 

Western Psychological Association (WPA)

PhD Programs

WPA 

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA)

PhD Programs

RMPA 

Society for Counseling Psychology Division 17 of APA

PhD Counseling

APA Division 17 

Educational Psychology Division 15 of APA

PhD Learning and Instruction

APA Division 15 

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

PhD Learning and Instruction

AERA 

American Psychological Society (APS)

PhD Learning and Instruction

APS 

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

PhD and EdS School Psychology

NASP 

School Psychology Division 16 of APA

PhD and EdS School Psychology

APA Division 16 

Arizona Association for School Psychologists (AASP)

PhD and EdS School Psychology

AASP 

 

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Graduate program 

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American Counseling Association (ACA)

MA Counseling

ACA 

Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

MA Counseling

ACES 

Arizona Counseling Association (AzCA)

MA Counseling

AzCA 

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

MEd Counseling / Student Affairs

NASPA 

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

MEd Counseling / Student Affairs

ACPA 

American School Counseling Association (ASCA)

MEd Counseling / School Counseling

ASCA 

Arizona School Counselors Association (AzSCA)

MEd Counseling / School Counseling

AzSCA