ECP Membership in Div. 43
Why should Early Career Psychologist (ECP) join Div. 43?
- It is the largest professional organization dedicated to the professional development and training of family psychologists.
- It has specific focus on recognizing and fostering the unique identify of family psychologists.
- It is a place where psychologists/family psychologists-in-training can discuss the rapidly-evolving systemic perspective of the family and various cultures.
- It allows students in psychology/family psychology programs access to debates in topics within health psychology, ethics, and policy, as well as discussions of therapeutic matters.
- It offers guidance for practitioners on becoming board certified in couple-family psychology via the link to the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology
- It is a place where ECP's are a part of the larger goal of the society: to expand the study and practice of family-couple based therapy.
Div. 43 Early Career Psychologist Membership Benefits
- Mentoring opportunities including group supervision on treating sexuality issues.
- Information on how to apply to postdoctoral positions and research, grant funding opportunities
- Involvement in the promotion of research; knowledge of best practice with families; and access to past and current journal and newsletter articles that keep members up-to-date on current issues in couple-family practice, education and research.
- Links to family psychology theory, training and practice resources.
- Access to member and main discussion forums, research forums, diversity and public interest forums and practitioner's forums.
- Networking opportunities with other division members through our email list.
- Access to Div. 43's journal, The Family Psychologist . ECPs receive and contribute to the society's tri-annual bulletin about the latest issues, evidence-based practices, and opinions surrounding family and couples interventions.
- Access to the Div. 43 email lists including discussion groups, funding opportunities, job and post-doc positions and relevant award opportunities.
- Guidance on how to develop an identity as a family psychologist.
- The opportunity for mentorship and career guidance from leading family and couples psychologists in the field.
- Announcements regarding webinars, teleconferences and other training opportunities.
- Networking with other ECPs and professionals in the family psychology field.
Make the Most of Membership
Already a member but not sure you're getting the most out of your membership? Here are some ways to get involved:
- Join the other email lists available. The Div. 43 email list is often active with discussion about topical issues, sharing of ideas, and facilitation of collaboration, networking, and opportunities.
- There are also a number of email list options for specific topics including one specifically for ECPs. Join the Div. 43 ECP email list. Other email lists include the member email list, announcement email list, education and training email list and relational diagnosis email list.
- Stay up to date through Div. 43's various social media outlets: