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Become a Student Member of Division 12

Students are the future of Clinical Psychology.

With over 4000 members, the Society of Clinical Psychology is the APA's second largest division. Division 12 represents the science and profession of clinical psychology to the American Psychological Association and to the public. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students are all welcome to become student members of the Society of Clinical Psychology.

To further support the growing number of graduate students and early career psychologists transitioning to full member status, the Society of Clinical Psychology is pleased to announce the formation of Section 10: Graduate Students and Early Career Psychologists. This new section will represent the interests and concerns of graduate students and early career psychologists throughout the Division, and will provide a forum for announcements and communication among graduate students and early career psychologists in clinical psychology. Visit the link above to learn more!

Benefits of joining Division 12

  • Learn about the activities and issues that are of interest to clinical psychologists
  • Receive the Division's journals: Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and the Clinical Psychologist
  • Access to the Division 12 listserv
  • Attend the Division's meetings, and participate in APA convention events for graduate students


You can join Division 12 without being a student member of APA

Division 12 student affliation is separate from APA student affiliation. While student affiiates of Division 12 are not required to be student affiliates of the APA, APA affiliation is recommended. Information can be obtained from the APA Office in Washington DC. (800) 374-2721.

If you are a Post-Doctorial candidate/fellow, you may continue your affiliate membership for one year at $30. If you wish to continue membership in Division 12 after this year, you must apply for Full/Affiliate Membership.

Affiliation with Division 12 is based on the calendar year, but applications are acceptable year round. If your application is for the current year, your affiliation will be dated January 1st of this year. You will receive the back issues for this year. For applications received after September 1, membership will begin January of the following year.Your journal subscriptions will also begin with the first issue of the new calendar year.

Cost of becoming a Student Affiliate is $30.

Register online!

Download information on becoming a Student Member of Division 12:

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For additional student affiliate applications or information contact:

    Division 12 Office
    PO Box 1082
    Niwot, CO 80544
    Telephone: 303-652-3126
    Fax: 303-652-2723


Announcing the 2008 winners of the Society of Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Awards

The Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) is pleased to have honored three students with awards in clinical psychology. The winners for 2008 are:

  • Melissa Noya: Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology
  • Jessica Ruiz: Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology:
  • Hanjoo Lee: Distinguished Student Research in Clinical Psychology

The awards in clinical psychology are meant for pre-PhD or Psy.D. students. Eligible students could include those on internship, but not those already in receipt of their doctorate. Descriptions of the awards can be found on the Division 12 Awards page.

Recipients of the student awards receive a plaque, a $200 honorarium contributed jointly by Division 12 and Journal of Clinical Psychology (JCLP & JCLP: In Session), and a complimentary two-year subscription to JCLP and JCLP: In Session.

The Division 12 Education & Training Committee will determine the award recipients. Please send nomination materials as Word documents to Ms. Laura Pence via electronic mail to Indicate “Division 12 Student Award” in the subject line. In the body of the email message, indicate which award the nomination is for (research, practice, service). Each year's nomination deadline is November 1, but nominations are accepted year round.

What Members Think:

"Ever since I was a graduate student in clinical psychology, my primary identity has been as a clinical psychologist. So, being involved in the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, feels like a place that I can call home within APA. We are delighted to welcome graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral residents into our division, as students are the future of clinical psychology."

- Nadine Kaslow, Ph. D., ABPP, Division 12 President, 2004

"Division membership affords students numerous opportunities for networking with professionals involved in the practice, research, and teaching, psychology."

- Jessica Foley, M.S. Graduate Student, Nova Southeastern University

"As a graduate student beginning my journey toward becoming a clinical psychologist, I faced many questions and many choices. Becoming a student member of Division 12 was one of the best choices I ever made-I was immediately networked with a wealth of information, and opportunities that continue to help me on my journey as a clinical psychologist."

- Brandon G. Briery, Ph.D.

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