Candidates for Membership

Eligibility Requirements for Candidates for Membership

From the By-laws of the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment, Article VI, Membership.

6.03.01

CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP

6.03.02

Candidates for Membership are practitioners with less than five years of post-doctoral experience and training in psychology who are pursuing further training and experience in psychological disability assessment and who wish to become Full Members once they qualify. A practitioner may apply to become a Candidate for Membership in accordance with the criteria set out in this By-law or as otherwise approved by the Board.

6.03.03

A practitioner who wishes to become a Candidate for Membership must provide evidence of registration, license or full membership as a psychologist with a provincial or state regulatory body, for autonomous practice.

6.03.04

A practitioner who wishes to become a Candidate for Membership must provide evidence of having obtained a doctorate from an accredited educational program in an area acceptable to both 1) the practitioner’s provincial regulatory body for registration for the practice of psychology and 2) the Board.          

6.03.05

A practitioner who wishes to become a Candidate for Membership must demonstrate that the practitioner is pursuing training, education, experience, and practice in psychological disability assessment. For clarification purposes, this would include attending conferences and workshops, conducting disability assessment under supervision, self-directed learning/readings, and peer consultation.

6.03.06

A practitioner who wishes to become a Candidate for Membership must provide letters of support from at least two Full Members (who are not Directors) in good standing with the Corporation.  In the case of a practitioner not being known to any Members, the practitioner may submit two letters of reference from registered psychologists, and be interviewed by two Directors, who will act as sponsors and confirm this in writing to the Chair of the Membership Committee. If the practitioner has one letter of reference from a Member, then only one Director's interview and sponsorship is required.

6.03.07

A practitioner who wishes to become a Candidate for Membership must be approved by the Board.

6.03.08

A practitioner who wishes to become a Candidate for Membership must be assessed by the Board to be in good standing in the profession of psychology, which includes verification by the Board of the practitioner’s current status and areas of practice with the practitioner’s provincial or state regulatory body.

6.03.09               

Candidates for Membership shall abide by the Corporation’s policy that they can only make reference to their affiliation with the Corporation as a credential, description of practice, or on their website or CV as a “Candidate for Membership”.

6.03.10   

Candidates for Membership are entitled (and encouraged) to attend the Corporation’s sponsored workshops and educational/training opportunities.

6.03.11   

After five years of post-doctoral experience, a Candidate for Membership must apply to become a Full Member at which time an application must be submitted and the Candidate for Membership must fulfill all the criteria to become a Full Member as described in section 6.02.02 of this By-law (e.g., submit new application, submission of new reference letters, and submission of a new sample report).

6.03.12.1.1.1   

Candidates for Membership who fail to meet the criteria to become Full Members upon application in accordance with section 6.02.02 of this By-law cease to be Candidates for Membership (and can no longer put Candidate for Membership on their CVs) and must wait a minimum of one year to re-apply to become a Full Member.

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