Join CPA

Our Mission: To advance psychology as a science, a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare

CPA Continuing Education Credits 

  •         Automatically earn required CEU’s for each biennium by attending CPA's CEU programs
  •         Enjoy relaxing and networking with colleagues from Greater Cleveland
  •         A broad range of interesting and challenging topics
  •         At least four hours of ethics and diversity credits offered every other year.
  •         Automatic registration of CEU’s with the Ohio Psychological Association's Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE)
  •         Convenienence; CPA's programming is offered at local venues throughout the Greater Cleveland
  •         CPA's CEU programming is discounted for members


Community Outreach

We participate in a variety of community activities, including health fairs, school programs, and fund raising events for Mental Health issues, organized by our Committee for Social Responsibility.

CPA Membership Benefits:

  •         Discounted CEUs at CPA Programs
  •         Finding Mentors: Early career psychologists and those seeking to change or gain specialties can seek out and work with experienced colleagues for help with professional and career development
  •         Referral Services: Residents of Greater Cleveland can contact CPA for referral information online or by phone. After receiving a referral request, CPA's Administrative Assistant contacts the Board of Trustees who then get in touch with the potential client to assist them in finding a referral. CPA's board considers professional experience, academic qualification, and the potential client's stated preferences before putting them in touch with an appropriate CPA member
  •         Find a Psychologist: CPA is currently working to build a "Find a Psychologist" tool (similar to the tool provided by the Ohio Psychological Association)
  •         Networking: Opportunities for stimulating conversations with other local psychologists in a friendly setting
  •         Access to CPA's Website: CPA members are able to post approved classified ads, blogs, etc to the relevant areas of the CPA website
  •         Ethics Consultation: Personalized consultation to members regarding ethical dilemmas
  •         Contact with Other Professional Organizations: CPA has lines of communication with regional organizations relevant to Greater Cleveland psychologists including the Ohio Psychological Association, Mental Health Advocacy Coalition, and the Cuyahoga Bar Association
  •         Community Service Opportunities: CPA works with several allied mental health and community service organizations to provide avenues for CPA members to volunteer their professional services in helping the Greater Cleveland community


Student Membership Benefits:

If you're a student training in Psychology within the Greater Cleveland area, CPA warmly welcomes you! Regardless of whether your career goals are oriented more toward research or clinical practice, CPA membership has several benefits for students. A CPA Student Membership includes:

  •         Networking:  Meet other trainees and professionals in the field through CPA’s educational programs, coffee hours, and community work, and social events
  •         Opportunities for Research and Professional Presentations: Present a poster on your research to CPA, compete for our Annual Awards, represent CPA as a student representative during Ohio Psychological Association and/or American Psychological Association events
  •         Educational Programming: Attend CPA's CEU programs at a reduced rate
  •         Mentorship: Get in touch with potential mentors with experience practicing psychology in the Cleveland community
  •         Contribute to CPA Blogs: Read our blogs and/or start your own on through the CPA website (Note: Blogs section still being revised and is currently not active)
  •         Community Service Opportunities: Give back through CPA’s public service activities.

Click here for our membership application!