6 Associations Every Mental Health Professional Should Consider Joining

CM&F has gathered a list of membership associations that work to provide great continuing education, peer-to-peer networking, and best practice advice for a variety of mental health professionals from psychologists to counselors to behavioral health analysts.

Being a member of a psychology, counselor, or behavioral health association, whether at a national level or belonging to a small local chapter, provides professionals with continuing education, best practice advice, access to a network of peers, and more.

To show our appreciation to those mental health professionals who show dedication to their career by participating in membership associations, we often will extend a discount, pending regulatory approval by state agencies, to members for comprehensive, affordable malpractice insurance for psychologists, mental health counselors or behavioral health analysts. Below is a list of associations for you to check out as you look to expand your career in or knowledge of the mental health field.

Organizations Every Mental Health Professional Should Consider Joining

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

AAMFT is the professional association for specialty counseling in marriage and family therapy. With more than 50,000 therapists across the United States and Canada, AAMFT looks after the best interests and professional development of its professional members.


American Psychological Association (APA)

APA supports members with the resources needed to help advance your professional career through knowledge and best practice skills. APA serves to broaden awareness of psychology whether it be through public education programs, increasing funding or using psychological science to address societal issues.


National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

NAADAC represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focus health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad.


American Counseling Association

Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.


Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations

There are a variety of national organizations focused on serving certain ethnicities, both professionals and patient populations. APA has put together a list including the Asian American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, National Latinx Psychological Association and Society of Indian Psychologists.


National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP)

NAPPP focuses on promoting and advancing the clinical practice of psychology at the doctoral practice level for improving healthcare policy.


We Share A Goal

There are countless organizations that look after the interest of mental health professionals. At CM&F, we share a similar goal with these organizations. Whether it’s by offering affordable student counselor liability insurance for those in school, portable professional liability insurance for counselors working at multiple locations, or psychologist malpractice insurance for groups, CM&F has put the unique needs of mental health professionals first!

If you are an association or organization interested in learning more about collaborating with CM&F to offer the most comprehensive, affordable professional and general liability insurance to your members, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@cmfgroup.com or by calling 1.800.221.4904.

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At CM&F, we are dedicated to being an educational resource for counselors, psychologists, and behavioral health professionals. To accomplish this we have compiled a vast amount of information from salary figures, to terms to know in a malpractice policy, and even blog posts written by fellow healthcare professionals.

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