NVCP Benefits

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Just volunteer! Getting involved with NVCP is a great way to network with colleagues and stay in touch with what is happening in the field and on the state level. If you are interested in a position on the board you can contact the NVCP president. Board terms are for two years with the elections held in the spring of even years. NVCP is always looking for volunteers for the Continuing Education Committee, Social Committee, Website Committee, Newsletter Committee and Public Relations. .

Yes, The Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists is now known as Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists. There has been no change in our structure and we remain the Northern Virginia affiliate of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists. We believe that this name is simply easier to remember and yet still lets the public know who we are and what we do.

You can join NVCP by completing the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists membership application. Be sure you join both VACP and NVCP!

With membership you belong to a group that provides advocacy for the field of clinical psychology at the local, state and national level. You are eligible for discounted rates at statewide conferences held in fall and spring, along with local continuing education programs. Membership allows you to post your practice information on the “Find a Psychologist” referral service where prospective clients can search for you by name, location, specialty and population served. You will receive newsletters three times a year and have access to an online discussion group with your local peers that include referrals, practice questions, clinical discussions and support.

Membership dues for VACP and NVCP combined are $275 thereafter.

When is my membership due?

Membership dues are to be paid by January 1 of each year. If you have not received a renewal notice you can contact VACP at: [email protected]

Because we are a regional affiliate of the VACP, dues are paid to all three organizations. Here are the current annual dues as of 2023:

NVCP $50
VACP Early Career Psychologist: 1st Year of Licensure (10% of Active Dues) $22.50
VACP Early Career Psychologist: 2nd Year of Licensure (40% of Active Dues) $90
VACP Early Career Psychologist: 3rd Year of Licensure (70% of Active Dues) $157.50
VACP Active Member (4th Year of Licensure and up) $225

Please see the full application for details on reduced rates for student and associate memberships.

NVCP is the local branch of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists. Although we are a distinct regional entity within VACP, VACP is our parent organization and membership in NVCP is conditional on belonging also to VACP.

Students enrolled in psychology graduate programs and post-graduates who are currently seeking licensure, but are not yet licensed may join NVCP. Because we are a professional organization for psychologists, members of the public who are not psychologists or psychology students are not eligible to join NVCP.

Student membership for those currently enrolled in college or graduate school is $5 per year for NVCP. Please check the VACP website for fees to join at the state level.

After joining VACP and NVCP, you will be provided with a user name and password to access the VACP webpage. This will allow you to login and update the directory section of your profile page, specifying your clinical areas of expertise, population served, office location, contact information and links to your website. You will be able to specify some information that is for members only and some that is available to the public. Members of the public will be able to search for providers by zip code, population served, treatment modality, gender and client age ranges.