Member Benefits

Networking Opportunities
Connect with other psychologists within the great State of Michigan through our electronic and in-person networking events! Stay relevant with current clinical and ethics trends, job opportunities, leadership development, legislative issues related to the profession, and research. The MPA Listserv and Social Media (Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter) are wonderful resources to remain up-to-date with the profession as a whole. We also offer a FREE mentorship program for our graduate student and ECP members, connecting them with other psychologists in the state for career guidance, leadership development, and other professional issues.

Legal Services Benefit
We are proud to offer a complimentary legal services program.  Attorney, Deborah Williamson, JD, is available to provide up to one hour of complimentary consultation to each MPA member. The one hour is not intended as an entitlement of 60 minutes to each MPA member but is provided to establish a cap at which the consultation being provided is no longer complimentary. The free initial consultation is to review issues related to an MPA member's professional practice. Members who are interested in taking advantage of this benefit, please contact the MPA offices for referral information.

Continuing Education
MPA presents multiple conferences within the State of Michigan including our Annual Conference, an Ethics conference, an annual Health Psychology Symposium, a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Responsibility Conference, and many more. We also provide our members with free and discounted CE events every year. These conferences not only come at a great discount to members, but also allow psychologists within the state to save on costly travel fees and still attend quality trainings with APA-approved CEs; including many virtual/remote offerings.

Consultation Support
Did you know that psychologists who belong to their state professional organizations have fewer ethical violations than those who are not members? MPA provides free consultation regarding insurance, licensing, and professional ethics, as well as access to experts in numerous specialties.

Leadership Development
MPA offers many opportunities for leadership development, such as our mentorship program and many CE events. Looking for more? Join one of our committees today and become an active player in the future of this profession! The MPA board is an increasingly diverse group of psychologists looking to continue bringing graduate students and ECPs into the pipeline of leadership.

Communication
MPA provides regular newsletters with important programmatic and practice-related information, a members-only email listserv, email for breaking news and important updates, and a members-only website.  Also follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn). We love providing up-to-date information related to career development opportunities, networking events, job openings, and much more!

Referral Service
The MPA Statewide Psychologist Referral Service with a toll-free access number at 800.270.9070. This service is offered to both doctoral and masters level clinician members.

Employment Opportunities
MPA advertises employment, internship and post-doctoral fellowship opportunities through its members-only listserv, social media, and at conventions. Our website also includes a job board where members are able to view available job postings.

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For Student Members
Did you know that graduate student MPA members are full members? We highly value our graduate student members and they are entitled to all the same benefits as all other MPA members. This includes access to the MPA Listserv and voting rights. We also offer in-person networking events, educational program discounts, mentoring and networking with future colleagues, access to experts on licensure, professional ethics, etc.

Advocacy
MPA is the voice for psychology in Michigan, dedicated to protecting the interest of psychology professionals and promoting the public welfare through effective public policy. MPA also advocates for psychology at the state and federal level, affecting the entire community of psychology professionals in the State of Michigan.

Coalitions
MPA provides opportunities to join with other organizations to support such issues as Patients’ Rights and insurance parity. 

Addressing Special Interests
MPA committees offer a forum for addressing the unique mental health needs of our diverse society in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, and geography. We develop position statements to be widely disseminated, standing up for the rights of ALL people.

Public Education
MPA provides training, materials, media exposure and opportunities for psychologists to address issues of concern to the public.

The Trust

The Trust is a leading provider of professional liability malpractice, financial security, and innovative risk management programs — meeting the insurance needs of psychologists and related individuals nationwide for more than 55 years. Through this partnership, MPA benefits from funding provided by The Trust for continuing education, while members get access to a library of on-demand webinars, state-sponsored workshops, and a variety of insurance programs.

Therapysites
Discount of 20% to MPA members who purchase practice management software and products.

Amazon
Looking to further support MPA? MPA receives a rebate if you order by clicking on the Amazon link on the homepage or connecting us to your smile.amazon account.