Benefits of IPA Membership

By joining The Illinois Psychological Association, you join one of the premier state psychological associations and connect with a vibrant, professional network! Join Today!

Communication, Referral and Information Benefits:
Member only section of website:
membership directory, referrals, resources, articles and practice support.

Listserv Membership:
Very active listserv includes referrals, resources, frequent discussion of pertinent professional issues.

Healthcare Reimbursement Assistance:
Committee solely focused on reimbursement issues

Advocacy and Legislative Power; IPA Works for You:
IPA federal advocate represents you on pertinent issues in Washington.

IPA state advocates represent you on pertinent issues in Illinois.

Easy communication with your federal legislators and grassroots support.

Engaged active membership supports your interests on key legislative issues.

Practice Management, Ethics and Continuing Education Benefits:
Free ethics consultations and best practice tips.

Member discount at selected vendors for office supplies.

Support regarding parity in reimbursement.

Significant discounts on all IPA sponsored continuing education opportunities, including Annual IPA Convention.

Benefits for Students and Early Career Psychologists
Students can join The Illinois Psychological Association of Graduate Students (IPAGS).

Special workshops geared towards early career psychologists and students in transition through licensure to professional practice.

Advocacy, legislative influence, protecting licensure, ethical consultations, practice management workshops, navigating mandated continuing education requirements, quarterly newsletter, active listserv for questions and referrals, resources and more, member only section of website includes referral network, significant discounts on IPA CE workshops and Annual IPA convention, healthcare reimbursement information, active graduate student section and ECP mentoring.

Benefits for New Members

IPA Connects You!
Congratulations! Your membership application for the Illinois Psychological Association has been approved. We are delighted to have your membership. You’ve made the essential professional step of membership in a a state psychological association. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IPA at 312-372-7610 x201 or

Get Involved: Join a Section of IPA!
– Academic Section
– Clinical Section
– Consulting Section
– ECP Section
– Health and Rehab Section
– IPAGS Section
– Sexual Orientation Issues Section
– Social Responsibility Section
– Women’s Issues Section

Listserv Membership:
As a new member of IPA, you will automatically be added to the listserv. You should receive an email welcoming you to this vibrant community of IPA members. The listserv will keep you alerted to IPA events, position openings, referrals, resources, and general news, items of interest to psychologists and psychology students in Illinois and nationally. If you haven’t received your welcome email, don’t hesitate to email the Executive Director at to begin taking advantage of this significant member benefit.

Members Only Website Area
To immediately begin taking advantage of all the IPA website has to offer, take a look around our website. Get to know your IPA officers; they are available to you by phone or email. If you have an y difficulty accessing your account, contact the IPA office manager at:

Graduate Students & Early Career Psychologists: You are the future.
Join the ECP Section to benefit from the ECP listserv for referrals, practice questions; insurance questions and lively ECP only listserv!

Special Workshops geared toward Early Career Psychologists.

As a student member of IPA, your membership with IPAGS is automatic. As a member of IPAGS you can get involved, get active with the profession, get mentored and get in the know!

Join IPA

Opportunity and Connection Empower You!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Illinois Psychological Association. With increasing pressure from all fronts attempting to lower the quality of mental health services and reduce funding for research, it is now more important than ever before that we remain organized. We must also move the profession forward so that psychologists are able to provide the full scope of services their extensive training allows. We know that the pressures of your work as a psychologist severely limit the time you can personally devote to advocacy. The IPA exists to ensure that someone is there looking out for you so that you can devote all your energy to your own work. The IPA is the only and largest (over 1400 members) organization in the state that represents you where you need it most at the local level.

As an IPA member you have access to the Member’s only section of this Website that includes information that will help you with your practice. You are also eligible to join our listserv where you can get immediate answers to your questions from fellow listserv members. As an IPA member you can also make use of our phone consultation service with our Director of Professional Affairs as well as access to consultation from members of our Ethics Committee. If you choose to use our placement services, IPA members are also given exclusive access to job listings as soon as they come in. Finally, IPA members benefit from discounts to our annual convention and continuing education programs.

Guest Members (e.g. Advertisers) join the IPA for free . Guest and Full Members have secure access to their Classified Ads, but only only Full Members can access Member’s Only content.

If you have any questions, please call (312) 372–7610 ext. 201.

Once you submit the application below you will receive a confirmation of receipt indicating your membership dues. Please note that your application will NOT BE PROCESSED and you will be unable to access any of the membership benefits until payment is received and you have been voted as a member at our governance meeting.

Join IPA Now

IPA Referral Program

About the Program


The Illinois Psychological Association receives numerous inquiries and calls from consumers who wish to obtain psychological services. For example, Illinois residents calling the American Psychological Association for referrals are directed to the Illinois Psychological Association. The IPA is listed in a variety of mental health directories that also generate referrals. The IPA is currently undertaking its own public relations campaign, in tandem with the APA’s Public Education Campaign, and that too generates calls to the Consumer Information Program. The IPA website referral program is a valuable consumer resource. Consumers can search, not only by location but, by specialty area.

When a phone inquiry is received, the names of 3 IPA Members who are listed in the Consumer Information Program are given as a public information service to the caller according to the caller’s city or zip code area. No statement related to competence or specialty practice area is given. It is the professional responsibility of the psychologist to determine if he or she has the skills necessary to assist the caller or if an appropriate referral is indicated.

Application Instructions
To be listed in IPA Referral Program (PLP phone referrals and Website listing) you must be a Licensed Member of the Illinois Psychological Association. If you are not a Member but wish to join the IPA, you can become a member and get listed in the IPA Referral Search at the same time.

If you are a Licensed Member and wish to participate in the IPA referral program,

1. Complete the Website Referral Application Form

2. Mail:
(a) a copy of your Clinical Psychologist License or Certification as a School Psychologist
(b) a copy of the face sheet of your current liability insurance indicating that it is active and provides a minimum of $1/1 coverage to:

IPA Referral Service
203 N. Wabash Ave. Suite 1404
Chicago, Illinois 60601

3. Pay the indicated fee if you have not already done so as part of the online registration.

If you have not joined online, you can still join the combined IPA Website Referral and Psychologist Locator Program (PLP) services. The introductory yearly fee (July 1 to June 30) is $50 for this opportunity. Clinical Practice Section Members pay $30. Payment can be made by either sending a check to:

IPA Referral Services
203 N. Wabash Ave. Suite 1404
Chicago, IL 60601

or by leaving your credit card information (Master Card or Visa only) on our confidential voicemail (312-372-7610 x. 250). When leaving information tell us the name on the credit card, the credit card number,the expiration date and the billing address for the credit card. Also tell us how much you authorize us to charge on the card.

Group practices or business names are not permitted. It is the responsibility of psychologist subscribers to send a new copy of their insurance and license/certification if they are renewed during the year. Failure to do so will result in our name being deactivated from the Program until the information is received.

When we receive your payment and paperwork your name will be activated on our Phone/Website Referral Service. Thank you.