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Instructions to Applicants

  1. Read the application carefully to determine the appropriate membership category.
  2. Complete all relevant information on the application.
  3. All applications will be reviewed for approval by the Policy Council.
  4. A current curriculum vitae (CV) is needed in order for your application to be complete.

There will be an opportunity, later in the registration process for you to send us your CV online. Your CV should be a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. (If you need assistance in attaching documents, please contact MePA Administration.)

Benefits of Membership

  • MePA offers advocacy on behalf of psychologists in the legislature and with state agencies
  • MePA offers continuing education workshops, at home continuing education, and a newsletter, The Maine Psychologist.
  • We also provide no-cost ethics consultations for members with the MePA Ethics Committee
  • MePA acts as a clearinghouse on laws, regulations, managed care, and other topics affecting the practice of psychology.
  • Members also have exclusive access to a “Members Only” listserv, where current issues are discussed and pertinent information is shared.


To be eligible, individuals must be interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and as a profession and meet the standards described below.

Full Member and Member

Those designated as member of the Maine Psychological Association must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have principal residence or employment in Maine; and
  2. a.) Are Fellows or Members of the American Psychological Association; or b.) Possess qualifications equivalent to those required of Fellows or Members of the APA as follows:
  • Hold a doctorate based in part upon a psychological dissertation which is conferred by a graduate school of recognized standing, or
  • Hold a doctorate from a program primarily psychological in content which is conferred by a graduate school of recognized standing; and
  • Are currently engaged in study or professional work that is primarily psychological in nature.

Members are entitled to the rights and privileges of the Association without restriction.


Those designated as Associates of MePA must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have principal residence or employment in Maine; and
  2. Have completed at least two years of graduate work in psychology in a recognized graduate school plus a year of of acceptable experience in professional work that is psychological in nature and are currently engaged in professional or graduate work that is primarily psychological in nature.

Associates participate fully in all Association business and may have voting privileges after five (5) consecutive years in the status of Associate membership, but they may not hold an elective office in the Association.

Postdoc Membership 

Those designated as Postdoc Members are completing postdoctoral training or a postdoctoral fellowship in psychology: a temporary period of mentored or supervised training to acquire the skills necessary for your chosen career path.


Those who do not possess all the necessary qualifications to be Associates or Members but who support the goals of the Association.

  1. A member who no longer meets the residency or employment requirements for Fellow, Member or Associate.
  2. A person who possess a bachelors degree in a behavioral science program from an accredited college or university and is employed in work which is primarily psychological in nature. (One year of such work under appropriate supervision may be substituted for the college major).
  3. A psychologist who resides in a country other than the U.S.
  4. A graduate or undergraduate student in a psychology program at an accredited college or university outside Maine.
  5. A person teaching one or more psychology courses in a recognized high school within Maine.

Affiliates may not represent themselves as Fellows, Members or Associates of the Association.


Psychologists who are employed in a full-time faculty or research position and who do not engage in private practice.

College and Grad Students

Graduate or undergraduate students in a psychology program at an accredited college or university.

Completely Retired

Members or academicians who are retired.