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Doctoral Program Associates

Doctoral Program Associates

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An APPIC "Doctoral Program Associate" (DPA) is an academic program that offers a doctoral degree in Clinical, Counseling, School, or Combined Psychology, wishes to have its students participate in the APPIC Match and/or Post-Match Vacancy Service and be eligible for acceptance at APPIC-member internship programs, and meets the criteria outlined in the APPIC Policy on Doctoral Program Associates.

Doctoral Program Associates pay an annual fee of $275 plus a $305 fee for participation in the APPIC Match and Post-Match Vacancy Service. This fee includes a subscription to the APPIC Newsletter, a subscription to the DPA-NEWS e-mail list, eligibility for students to participate in the APPIC Match and Post-Match Vacancy Service and attend APPIC-member internship programs, a discounted fee for students' use of the APPIC Directory Online, and the ability for the doctoral program to track their students' Match participation and receive timely notification of their Match results.

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 ([email protected]) 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 protected]). 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.