Become a Member of PAA
Joining PAA is quick and easy with our new online application system.
Step 1: Submit application
Step 2: Application is reviewed by Membership Officer and approval or the need for further information is communicated via e-mail
Step 3: Once approved, follow the instructions in the e-mail to complete the payment
Step 4: Enjoy the many benefits of PAA membership!
NOTE: Please DO NOT submit more than ONE application unless instructed otherwise.
Full Member (Registered)
Registered psychologist and a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
Provisional Psychologist (non-voting)
Is open to an individual who, at the time of application is Registered and in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Provisional Psychologist; or is in the process of applying to the College of Alberta Psychologists for registration as a Provisional Psychologist and provides the Association with his/her proof of registration as a Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists within ninety days of being accepted as a member of the Association.
Out of Province Psychologist
Registered psychologist and a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), living outside of Alberta.
Student Membership (non-voting)
Is open to an individual who upon application:
1. is registered as a student in an undergraduate or graduate psychological program at a recognized university, college, or other institution of post-secondary education; and
2. is of good character and reputation; and
3. pays the prescribed dues
Professional Affiliate Membership (non-voting)
Professional Affiliate Membership (non-voting) is open to an individual who: a) is a professional with an interest in psychology (such professionals may include, but are not limited to, social workers, school counselors, mental health7 therapists, medical professionals, and clergy); and b) is a regulated health professional with at least a master’s degree in psychologist, counselling, psychotherapy, social work (in clinical practice), or is a psychiatrist c) is of good character and reputation; and d) pays the prescribed dues e) Professional affiliate members are not eligible to use the PAA Referral Service
Psychological Assistant Membership (non-voting)
Open to an individual who at the time of application practices within the scope of practice of psychology (as defined in Section 22 of the Health Professions Act); and under the supervision of a registered psychologist; and holds a Bachelor’s Degree, is of good character and reputation; and subscribes to and supports the objectives of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (Revised 2000), Standards of Practice, and Practice Guidelines for Providers.
Early Career Psychologists (ECP)
Open to individuals registered and in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a full members but who have been eligible for full membership status for less than 5 years. ECP members are eligible to join the PAA Referral Service.
PAA Referral Service
The PAA Referral Service is designed to provide the public with access to the names of registered psychologists specializing in their area of need. The referral service receives on average 160 calls each month and over 1100 visits to the referral search webpage per month, making it a great source of low-cost advertising for psychologists.
Referral service members can add a link to their personal website for an additional fee. Adding a link to your professional practice website further increases the likelihood that potential clients will contact you. Users of the PAA Online Referral, on average, click on website links 5 times more than phone numbers.
Biography & Photo
Referral service members can enhance their visibility by uploading a profile photo and short biography to their referral service profile. These extra features are free, and allow prospective clients to learn more about you and your services.
PAA tracks the number of referrals you receive via phone, clicks on your website link, and clicks on your phone number. Information on how many referrals you have received can be obtained at any time by contacting the PAA office.
Full and Life members are eligible for the referral service.
Contributors are the foundation of an effective professional association.
PAA Committees & Task Forces Committee & Task Force members aid PAA with various factors of the organization such as awards, public education, and advocacy efforts.
Career Fairs At career fairs, contributors man the PAA display booth and may answer inquiries regarding careers in psychology and the psychology profession.
School Presentations Various presentations at high schools and universities occur throughout the year on a variety of topics including the psychology profession, PAA, careers, and mental health.
Public Presentations Public speaking presentations occur throughout the year to a variety of audiences on various topics. Examples of past presentations include: mental health awareness, organizational psychology, and psychology disorders.
Teachers’ Conventions At teachers’ conventions, contributors man the PAA display booth and may answer general inquiries regarding PAA and psychology profession.
Science Fairs Contributor duties at science fairs may include presenting or judging various awards.