Doctoral Program Associates
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Policy on joining APPIC as a Doctoral Program Associate (DPA) - APPIC Policy on DPA Programs
An academic program that offers a doctoral degree in psychology can become a "Doctoral Program Associate (DPA)." DPAs pay an annual fee of $275 plus a $305 fee for the APPIC Match (last increase on 1/1/2017). The fee includes a subscription to the APPIC Newsletter and a subscription to the DPA-NEWS e-mail list. In addition, students from an APPIC DPA program who participate in the APPIC Match will receive a discounted Directory OnLine fee, and the Training Director will receive notification directly from National Matching Services as to where his/her students have been matched.
Each psychology doctoral program at the same university or school must have its own DPA number with APPIC in order to receive the appropriate benefits. For example, the Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and School Psychology programs at the same university or school must each pay the fee to APPIC as separate programs and the paid fees will assure their own unique DPA identification numbers.
Further information may be obtained from the APPIC Central Office. Academic programs that wish to become DPA members to APPIC should submit a completed APPIC DPA eMembership submission and the appropriate fees ($580) to the APPIC Central Office.
To begin the application process for DPA status through eMembership, please click here and search for your program. When you have identified your program is not a DPA with APPIC, you can complete the eMembership for DPA and submit payment. Please notify APPIC (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you have completed your DPA eMembership and pushed SUBMIT. The email function on this project has been sporadic so please contact APPIC Central Office (832.284.4080 or email@example.com). DPA eMembership applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be processed at anytime. Internships and Postdocs are only reviewed in April and September.