How to Become an ACCTA Member
Description of Organization (preamble to bylaws):
The Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA) is dedicated to promoting excellence in doctoral psychology internship training within university and college counseling centers. Fundamental to our values is appreciation of and support for diversity and the enrichment an inclusive multicultural community brings to the organization and to training generally. As an organization we dedicate ourselves to attending to the impact of oppression and privilege and are committed to addressing these issues within the organization, the training community and beyond.
Qualifications for Membership:
Training Agencies are defined as organizations providing a one year full-time or two year half-time doctoral training experience in a university or college counseling center for trainees completing the internship requirement for their doctoral degrees in professional psychology. Counseling center training agencies which are members of a consortium are also eligible for membership.
The membership shall be composed of university and college counseling center doctoral psychology internship training agencies. Counseling Centers, which are in the active process of developing a doctoral internship program, may also become members. The agency shall be represented by the person responsible for the internship training program or the program's representative. One representative from each Agency attends the annual ACCTA Conference except in a year of transition when the out-going and in-coming Directors may attend. Only one member may vote on behalf of the Agency membership.
Annual membership is based on a calendar year, October 1st through September 30th. Current annual dues are $400.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
ACCTA sends out renewal notices for our continuing members in August for the following years membership dues payment. This payment will cover your institution's membership from October 1, 20xx - September 30, 20xx. We want you to be aware that some members get confused by this notice. This notice is for the FOLLOWING dues year versus the current dues year.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING JOINING ACCTA in the months of JUNE or JULY, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING.
All new membership programs that wish to join ACCTA in August 20xx or September 20xx will be paying for the following Dues Year (October 1, 20xx - September 30, 20xx). Therefore, these programs will get two months (August and September) of their ACCTA membership for free.
You should fill out the Membership Application on-line. Once the application is submitted and your membership payment is processed you will be notified that your membership account has been activated and you will be able to access member resources.
Please contact the membership chair, Brigid Cahill with any questions.