Once you have attained licensure, or have started accruing hours toward licensure, you are no longer eligible for student membership as per the following statement on our website:
*Students who are eligible for a higher category of membership, based on licensure or post-master’s work toward licensure, are ineligible for student membership.
This requirement applies to those who hold licensure for any type of mental health field. As such, those who have achieved membership as Pre-Clinical Fellows, Clinical Fellows, Pre-Allied or Allied Mental Health Professionals may not move to a lower membership category at the Student level.
If a Doctoral student has not yet accrued any supervision hours towards licensure and has not yet earned any kind of associate or provisional licensure, then they are still eligible for student membership.
If you have any questions regarding this distinction, please feel free to email the Membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-838-9808, 8:30 – 5:00, Eastern, Monday-Friday.