How to Apply for Membership

The Somerset Hunterdon Psychological Association
has four classes of members

  • Full Member
  • Associate Member
  • Student Member
  • Retired Member

The membership year begins on October 1st of each year. Applications for all categories of membership shall be reviewed by the membership committee chair. All officers and members of the executive board must be full members of NJPA.

Description of Membership Categories:

Full Member: Any licensed doctoral level psychologist who lives or works in Somerset, Hunterdon or Warren County and is also a member of NJPA is eligible for full membership. Those non-doctoral psychologists who are licensed under the grandfather clause and are members of NJPA are also eligible for full membership. Only full members of SHPA may be listed in the public Membership Directory, which is distributed both in hard copy and on the SHPA website.

Associate Member: Anyone holding a Masters level degree or higher who is not licensed, or any licensed psychologist who is not a member of NJPA is eligible for associate membership. Associate membership also includes any psychologist who fulfills the requirements for full membership but does not live or work in Somerset, Hunterdon or Warren counties. Associate members can vote and be members of committees, but cannot be members of the Executive Board. They will be listed in the In-House directory, but not in any publicly listed directory (printed or online).

Student Member: Psychology graduate students who reside or attend school in Somerset, Hunterdon or Warren County and are eligible for student membership in the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) are also eligible for student membership in SHPA. Student members can vote and be members of committees but cannot be members of the Executive Board. They will be listed in the In-House directory, but not in any publicly listed directory (printed or online).

Retired Member: Any psychologist who has retired from the field of psychology is eligible for retired membership status. Retired members can vote and be members of committees but cannot be members of the Executive Board. They will be listed in the In-House directory, but not in any publicly listed directory (printed or online).

Application Form:

The Application Form is available as a PDF file to print or download. Please click on the link below to view or print the Application Form:

New Member Application Form

Renewal Application for Existing SHPA Members