We offer two different types of memberships:
Qualifications: Members of CCHPTP are clinical health psychology doctoral, internship, and post-doctoral programs that produce clinical health psychologists capable of functioning as scientific investigators and as practitioners, consistent with the highest standards of clinical health psychology and consistent with Health Service Psychology guidelines. CCHPTP members adhere to a training model in which all trainees obtain competencies in both conducting empirical research and engaging in practice in clinical health psychology settings.
CCHPTP has two types of program membership:
- Full Membership is offered to doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral programs that train health service psychology students with competencies in the science and practice of clinical health psychology, and provide training at the “Major Area of Study” or “Emphasis” levels of the Taxonomy (see below). Doctoral and internship programs must be accredited through APA or CPA for full membership. Program representatives from programs with Full Membership can participate in all aspects of CCHPTP governance, including running for elected office, voting for candidates for office, and voting on initiatives being considered by the organization.
- Associate Membership is offered to programs that demonstrate commitment to training health service psychology students with competencies in the science and practice of Clinical Health Psychology, and provide training at the “Experience” or “Exposure” levels of the Taxonomy (see below). Representatives of programs with Associate Membership are welcomed and encouraged to participate in discussion of initiatives being considered by CCHPTP, but cannot participate in CCHPTP governance. CCHPTP encourages Associate Member programs to apply for Full Membership status if they meet criteria over time.
CCHPTP is now accepting Individual Memberships for those who are interested in the education and training of clinical health psychologists but who are not affiliated with a training program.