Membership Categories

SWPA has two membership categories and a non-member option. Persons in both membership categories may submit abstracts for SWPA presentation at the upcoming convention or submit abstracts to our affiliate organizations (Psi Chi, SAMR, SCBNA, SWToP).

In addition, members receive the SWPA e-newsletter and occasional other correspondence from the Executive Committee. Members may also place announcements (non-profit) in the SWPA e-newsletter and on the SWPA website free of charge. Non-member announcements for jobs or services cost $50.

Non-members may only submit abstracts for affiliate organizations meeting with SWPA (Check with the affiliate organizations for any membership requirements for submission to their part of the program).

After determining the appropriate member or non-member category (see member descriptions below) enter the Members Only section and create a new profile.

Beginning with the Fiscal Year that begins July 1, 2016 SWPA is charging one fee for both membership and convention registration. That fee depends on membership category (Professional, Student, Non-Member) and when you pay (Early-Bird, Regular, On-Site).

Interested in bringing a guest to watch your SWPA presentation?

If so, SWPA members may receive up to four guest passes for the entire convention at a nominal fee of $5 per pass. Complete this online form to have you convention guest pass application reviewed and processed.


(Please note: Guests who are psychologists, psychology students, SWPA members, or listed as coauthors on SWPA conference presentations are not eligible for a guest pass and must purchase a registration pass in accordance with their membership level.)


Or, is your spouse or significant other wanting to attend the convention with you?

If so, immediate family members of presenters can obtain a pass to attend their session at no charge. Complete this online form to have your session guest pass application reviewed and processed.


As a courtesy to SWPA’s Past Presidents for their service to the organization, the membership registration fees are waived. Past Presidents are invited to make a donation instead.

If you are attending SWPA for the first time as a Professional member AND you  have been in the SWPA region for fewer than 3 years, then we offer a 50% discount off of your first year registration fee if you make arrangements prior to the deadline for off-site registration.

If you qualify, first complete a Professional Member Profile and then contact the Membership Registrar,, who will work with you to complete your membership.