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Membership in MPA is good for twelve months from the date you join. We have several membership levels to choose from. Select the one that is right for you! Each of the membership categories below includes ALL of the membership benefits listed at the bottom of this page, unless otherwise noted. Already a member? Log in, in the upper right hand corner of the website to access the Member's Only portal.

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Full Membership
Fee: $295.00 (discount available if you are a first-time member of MPA)
Requirements: Master’s level or higher degree in psychology and one year of experience practicing (Bachelor’s degree plus five years working may be approved). 

Sustaining Membership
Requirements: Master’s level or higher degree in psychology and one year of experience practicing (Bachelor’s degree plus five years working may be approved).
Benefit Details: All benefits plus 15% discount on Annual Convention registration, and two free First Friday Forums 

Retired Membership
Requirements: Retired from professionally practicing. 

Academic Membership
Requirements: Must be engaged in teaching, research or administration at an academic institution, and not engaged in the practice of psychology. 

New or Returning Member Introductory Rate
$96.00 for first year; $295 per year after
Requirements: This introductory rate is available to anyone who has either never been an MPA member or has not been a member for at least five years. [Note: Former student members who are new graduates may join MPA as a "new" member for one year at this introductory rate.]
Benefit Details: In order to participate in any of the listservs, you must be an MPA member who holds/held a license in psychology, or a student member who is a graduate student in a psychology program, and must be a member of the listserv’s division.

Student Membership
FREE - Student members need to renew every year although it is always free.
Requirements: Currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate psychology program or post doctoral fellow program, and not meeting the requirements for Full membership.
Benefit Details: Does not include voting or holding office, except within the Student Division, includes special discounted student rates on trainings and events. 

Associate Membership
Requirements: From a variety of disciplines interested in or connected to psychology, and do not qualify for Full membership.
Benefit Details: Does not include voting, holding office, or access to MPA's listservs.

Reduced Dues for Financial Hardship or Permanent and Total Disability:  Full, Sustaining, Academic and Associate Members who cannot pay their regular MPA dues because of financial hardship may pay $79 and continue as members.  Hardship is defined as having an available income of less than $18,000 in the previous year and an expected income of less than $18,000 in the year for which dues are being billed. MPA may authorize reduced dues for persons who experience financial hardship due to unemployment, family leave, and disability, among other reasons. This option is not available for more than five years, for members who are reinstating (i.e., for dues owed for prior years), or for new members paying their initial dues.  Reduced dues apply only to MPA dues and not to any other fees. Permanently and totally disabled members may utilize reduced dues each year; please notify MPA of disability status.  To request reduced dues for financial hardship or permanent and total disability, contact the MPA office at [email protected] or 952-928-4657.

Membership Benefits

Advocacy & Representation

  • Professional representation before your legislature
  • Representation to the Board of Psychology and access to state regulatory organizations
  • Coordination of efforts with allied health organizations and advocacy groups
  • Access to national efforts with local implications

Communications, News & Resources

  • Up-to-date news, events and articles about current topics of interest (e.g. health reform)
  • Listserv access for information, referrals, and discussions*
  • Discounts on classified postings and advertisements
  • Absence from practice continuity of care plan
  • Member surveys and other opportunities to share your voice
  • Opportunity to write for the MPA publication

Education & Training

  • Discounts on all education and training events, including convention registration
  • Trainings with CE hours offered monthly
  • Annual Convention and Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference
  • Bi-annual Trust Ethics conference

Services & Partnerships

  • Ethics and professional standards consultation
  • Free legal consultation (up to one hour of time) and generous discount on legal fees beyond the consultation
  • Option to purchase two extra one-hour legal consultation sessions for only $45.00/year

And More!

  • Networking with colleagues in the field
  • Eligibility for professional awards
  • Privilege to vote for leadership and serve in leadership roles within MPA
  • And more!

*In order to participate in any of the listservs, you must be an MPA member who has a license from the Minnesota Board of Psychology (or other state board of psychology), or a student member who is a graduate student in a psychology program, and must be a member of the listserv’s division.


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.