Academic/Government Member

Members employed in a West Virginia academic institution or academic medical institution (i.e. colleges, universities, or schools of medicine), or in another governmental capacity (state agency, prison, etc.), who are not engaged in the private practice of psychology are eligible for a 50% discount from the standard annual member dues.

Full year dues: $120 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $90; July 1-September 30, $60; October 1-December 31, $30)

Affiliate Member

Affiliate members do not qualify for Member or Associate member and are not employed as psychologists, but have an interest in the profession, e.g. other human service professionals, such as social workers. Dues will be no more than 25% of the Member dues currently in effect. Affiliate members will be eligible for discounted continuing education programs and other member benefits, but will not be eligible to vote, chair a committee, or hold office.

Full year dues: $60 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $45; July 1-September 30, $30; October 1-December 31, $15)

Associate Member

Associate members shall be persons who are not licensed for independent practice of psychology in West Virginia and have completed a minimum of a master’s degree in psychology from a regionally accredited graduate or professional school. Associate members shall be eligible to vote at Association business meetings, may serve as committee chairs or hold office after five consecutive years of Associate membership.

Full year dues: $240 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $180; July 1-September 30, $120; October 1-December 31, $60)

Compassionate Circumstances Member

Compassionate dues are available to members who have been in good standing for five (5) consecutive years and are suffering a major hardship. Compassionate dues are discounted to 25% of the standard annual member dues. Decisions on acceptance or continuation of compassionate dues will be made on a case-by-case basis by the WVPA Membership Committee Chair, the WVPA Treasurer and the WVPA Executive Director to maintain the confidentiality of this situation for the member. This is a one-year reduction in dues that can be requested no more than five times in the lifetime of a membership and not more than three years consecutively. Circumstances qualifying for compassionate dues may include, but are not limited to, unemployment, a major medical condition, permanent and total disability, or certain extraordinary family responsibilities (not including pregnancy and childbirth).

Full year dues: $60 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $45; July 1-September 30, $30; October 1-December 31, $15)

Early Career Psychologist Member

Early career members who have completed their educational requirements and are within the first seven years of clinical practice are eligible for an Early Career Discount. Dues for years one and two of membership will be at 40% of full membership dues, years three and four will be at 60% of full membership dues and years five through seven will be at 80% of full membership dues.

Year 1-4 full year dues: $96 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $72; July 1-September 30, $48; October 1-December 31, $24)

Year 5-7 full year dues: $144 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $108; July 1-September 30, $72; October 1-December 31, $54)

Year 8-10 full year dues: $192 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $144; July 1-September 30, $96; October 1-December 31, $48)

Full Member

Members shall be psychologists licensed for independent practice in West Virginia or another state, or a Member of the American Psychological Association, or hold a doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally accredited college or university. Members have the right to vote at Association business meetings, may serve as committee chairs, and may hold office.

Full year dues: $240 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $180; July 1-September 30, $120; October 1-December 31, $60)

Life Member

Members in good standing who have completed the Life Membership Application, attained sixty-five (65) years of age or older, are retired from gainful employment, and have provided significant contribution to the Association in the form of holding an office, contributing volunteer services or presenting education programs may be eligible for discounted annual dues at 25% of the standard annual member dues, pending the Life Membership Application approval by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

Full year dues: $60 (pro-rated for new life members only: April 1-June 30, $45, July 1-September 30, $30; October 1-December 31, $15).

Nonmember Conference Attendee

This category is for psychologists who wish to attend the Spring Event or Fall Conference, but who don’t wish to join WVPA at this time.

Retired Member

Members who have attained sixty-five (65) years of age or older, are retired from gainful employment, and have been a member in good standing of the West Virginia Psychological Association for the previous five (5) consecutive years may be eligible for discounted dues at the rate of 50% of the standard annual member dues.

Full year dues: $120 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $90; July 1-September 30, $60; October 1-December 31, $30)

Student Member

Student members shall be graduate or undergraduate students majoring in psychology in a regionally accredited college or university. Dues will be 15% of the Member dues currently in effect. Student members will be eligible for discounted continuing education programs, will be eligible to vote for the student representative to the West Virginia Psychological Association Board of Directors, and to serve as committee chairs or hold the office of student representative on the Board of Directors.

Full year dues: $35 (pro-rated for new members only: April 1-June 30, $26.25; July 1-September 30, $17.50; October 1-December 31, $8.75).

Corporate Sponsor

An annual fee of $250