Membership FAQs
NVCP Benefits

Advocacy Committee (1 or more members)

Contact the Legislative Advocate for information about state and local advocacy.

Chairperson identifies advocacy opportunities, interfaces with VACP Federal Advocacy Network Coordinator, VACP Legislative and VACP legislative counsel, advises the Board about advocacy matters, proposes positions for Board approval, and solicits advocacy interventions from members via NVCP Message Board, NVCP Newsletter Journal and website. Serves as the NVCP representative on the VACP Legislative Committee.

Continuing Education Committee

Contact the NVCP Vice President to volunteer for the CE committee or suggest a speaker for a CE event.

Chairperson (typically, the NVCP Vice-President), with other committee members, surveys members regarding CE interests, arranges NVCP-sponsored CE programs and luncheons, facilitates CE accreditation, reviews evaluation sheets, and introduces the presenter.

Website and Social Media Committee (Multiple members)

Contact the Website/Social Media Liaison to volunteer to assist with website/social development, enhancement and maintenance.

Chairperson manages website/social media operations, policies and procedures, and hires and supervises work of web designers and webhosting services. Recommends to the Board enhancements and additional functionalities and services. Enters or arranges to enter web and social media content and handles inquiries about website. Posts upcoming NVCP events and news to social media to keep members informed.

NVCP Message Board Committee (Vacant Position! Urgent Need!)

Contact the President if interested in volunteering.

Moderator (Chairperson) manages policies and procedures, facilitates sign-up process and provides general supervision to maintain courtesy and adherence to guidelines.

Membership Development Committee (1 or more members)

Contact NVCP Membership Chair for more information.

Chairperson, develops strategies and manages membership recruitment, serves as contact person for prospective and new members and handles inquiries, and collects information from new members for online membership database.  Serves as NVCP representative on VACP Membership and Bylaws Committee.

Mentorship Committee (Multiple members)

Contact Mentorship Chair if interested in volunteering

Chairperson develops policies and procedures, recruits mentors, serves as contact person for members (often but not exclusively early career and the newly located into the area) and students seeking mentoring services and matches needs with resources. Maintains privacy and confidentiality.

Publications Committee (multiple members)

Contact the Newsletter Editor to volunteer to assist in creating, editing or writing for the newsletter.

  • Newsletter Editor creates online editions of NVCP Newsletter Journal.
  • Newsletter Editor solicits, coordinates, and advises regarding publication style and edits article submissions.
  • Newsletter Editor reviews and corrects publication for errors.
  • Lay-out Editor using desktop publishing software (e.g., MS Publisher) designs, selects and arranges the placement of copy and graphics.
  • Columnists writes regular or occasional features such as book reviews, essays, articles on clinical topics, inform members about useful resources, psychological reviews of film, theatre, movie, art and fiction, etc. Columnists gathers ads or notices from members that involves financial remuneration, including office rentals.

Student Member Representative

Attends, provides input, and assists with board meetings and organizational functions.