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Membership in the Texas Psychological Association is an investment in your profession and your future because we provide:


Professional Member Services

  • Professional counsel- TPA's Director of Professional Affairs is available to answer member questions and requests for information concerning professional affairs including, but not limited to, ethics, insurance/managed care, and practice management

  • Discounted Professional Development programs- both live and home study

  • Increase business by accepting credit cards and save up to 25% off standard fees with Affinipay Merchant Services: Credit and debit card processing for your practice, (866) 376-0950,

  • Save 20% on your Professional Liability Insurance with American Professional Agency.Additionally, save 5% more when you attend a risk management course, 5% more for attending ANY 6 hours of PD. Call American Professional Agency today for a quote to compare to your current carrier: (800) 421-6694

  • Professional and Secure Collection Services through TPA’s preferred vendor, I.C. System, (800) 279-3511.

  • Texas Mental Health Law is a reference/resource book that compiles the latest information on supervising, ethics, subpoenas, confidentiality, and more. Laws that relate to the practice of Psychology in Texas are included in this resource.

  • Subscription to the Texas Psychologist, your quarterly journal, designed to provide you with the most current information about professional news and practice changes in the state

  • Subscriptions to TPA E-Clips– Twice per week news clipping service, TPA E-Newsletter– Monthly: electronic publication of local/state/national stories as they relate to the psychological community.

  • Member listserv subscriptions– focused on LGBT issues, Early Career Psychologists, Forensic Practice, Diversity, Aging, Military, Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, and more.

  • Participate and get involved in Divisions of interest and Special Interest Groups focusing on: Aging, Forensic Practice, Psychopharmacology, Psychology of Diversity, Psychology of Women, Neuropsychology, Military Issues, Psychologists in Schools, Bi-national issues (Texas/Mexico), Child/Adolescent Issues, Early Career Psychologists, LGBT Issues, Developmental Disabilities, Social Justice and Disaster Response.

Legislative Support 

  • State and Federal Advocacy - We are your voice before the Texas State Legislature, Governor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and Congress.

  • Notification of legislative and regulatory changes and their implications

Colleagues and Leadership

Divisions currently focusing on:  Aging, Diversity, Psychologists in Schools, Women's Issues, Psychopharmacology, Social Justice, Students, Military, Neuropsychology, and Forensic Practice

Special Interest Groups currently focusing on: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Early Career Psychologists, Child/Adolescent Issues, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Issues,  and Binational Issues

Committees of Action within TPA, including:  Elections, Membership, Legislative Review, Professional Development, and Convention Program Committees 

Platinum Advocate Member Exclusives: In addition to all of the great benefits listed above, Platinum Advocates are also entitled to the following benefits:

  • Half priced convention registration fee
  • FREE 3 hours of online professional development
  • FREE doctor finder listing
  • FREE, unlimited phone consultation with Sam Houston, TPA attorney
  • FREE professional development at TPA's Get-Away
  • Special badging at convention
  • Reserved seating and special recognition at the convention awards luncheon
  • Recognition in TPA publications and website

The primary goal of TPA's Platinum Advocate membership is to provide our doctoral members with access to a choice number of premium services that will enhance both your membership
experience and professional development.


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