Marin County Psychological Association
Marin County Psychological Association
MCPA Benefits

Marin County Psychological Association (MCPA) - Membership Information

Membership Categories and Qualifications

Please determine your membership below. Applicants enter membership at the highest level for which they are qualified; pre-doctoral students enrolled in a graduate psychology program may enter at the Student Member level.

Please review our PRIVACY and REFUND policies.

DISCOUNT: If you join or renew your membership between October 1st and December 31st you will receive a discount of $10 off the membership prices listed below. New members joining during this period are also receiving up to three months of free membership. 

Full Members:

Members are entitled to vote, hold office on the Board of Directors, and chair a standing committee. Members must be primarily engaged in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession, and meet the following qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree based in part on a psychological dissertation conferred by a graduate school whose graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in psychology by the Board of Psychology   AND
  • A psychologist’s license issued by the State of California   AND
  • The applicant is engaged in professional work that is primarily psychological in nature

Annual dues for full membership are $100. The membership year is January 1 - December 31. That amount is reduced under certain circumstances as follows:

  • For memberships paid after June 1 and before December 31, dues will include the balance of that year as well as the next calendar year. Rates vary depending on the date when the dues are paid.
  • Between June 1 – September 30, dues are $125.
  • Between October 1 – December 31, dues are $100.
  • For current members who renew their membership before December 31, dues for the following year are $90.
  • In the first year of licensure as a psychologist, dues are $55.

Associate Members: 

Associates hold all the privileges of membership except the right to vote, hold office on the Board of Directors, or chair a standing committee.  Associates who become eligible for full membership according to the above qualifications must automatically advance to Full Member status.  Associates are interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession, and meet the following qualifications:

  • Completion of at least two years of graduate work in psychology   OR
  • A Master’s degree in psychology  AND
  • The applicant is engaged in professional work that is primarily psychological in nature.

Annual dues:  $60

Student Members:

Student members hold all the privileges of membership except the right to vote, hold office on the Board of Directors, or chair a standing committee. Student members are graduate students, unlicensed post-doctoral applicants and those preparing for licensure in the field of psychology.

Annual dues: $35 (First Year: Free)

Life Members:

Life members have been members of the Marin County Psychological Association for at least ten (10) years and either: (1) have reached the age of 65 and are retired or (2) present evidence of a permanent disability. Life Members shall retain those rights and privileges of the class of membership held prior to becoming Life Members.

Annual dues: $30

Honorary Members:

Honorary Members are persons appointed to this category by the Board of Directors, based on outstanding contributions made to the field of psychology. Honorary Members shall have all the privileges of membership except the right to vote, to hold office on the Board of Directors, or to chair a standing committee.

Annual dues: none