Benefits of CAPS Membership
In addition to fellowship and networking with other Christians
in the behavioral sciences, CAPS provides many other benefits.
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
The Journal of Psychology and Christianity (JPC) is an official quarterly publication of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), designed to provide scholarly interchange among Christian professionals. Most articles fall into one of the following four categories:
- Issues in psychology, counseling, marriage and family, and related fields which can be useful to academic and applied settings.
- The relationship between psychology/counseling and Christian faith, including the psychology of religion.
- Applied articles on current issues in clinical practice.
- Articles dealing with the application of psychological and counseling theory and data to the work of the church, missions, and other Christian organizations.
Professional Listing in the CAPS Online Directory
Certain members obtain a listing in the CAPS Online Directory at no additional charge. A search engine built into the directory allows for the identification of CAPS member professionals in a given area, along with contact information and maps/directions to their professional office.
Although CAPS is an international association of members, it also has local chapters in the United States. Local chapters provide more localized networking and fellowship opportunities, and often sponsor their own continuing education seminars.
National, Regional, and Local Conferences
Members receive discounted registration fees for the annual International Conference, and at most regional and local continuing education events.
CAPS Connect Email Newsletter
CAPS publishes a monthly electronic newsletter that includes news and feature articles, clinical updates, practice development tips, articles of interest to academics, and informative listings of articles and books written by CAPS members.
Continuing Education Credit
CAPS offers opportunities to earn continuing education credits with activities that are aligned with your worldview.
Other Benefits and Services
- Ethical guidelines for practice and research
- A network of professional and pastoral care
- Special offers for discounts on auto rentals, insurance, books and other services (see the benefits in the members only section for discount codes)
- Other goods, services and special offers made available only to CAPS members
Regular Membership is open to those who have earned an accredited degree and/or professional certification in a behavioral science field; or an accredited M.Div. degree or its equivalent, with interests and current ministry in accord with the purposes of CAPS. Regular Members receive all of the benefits of membership, and may vote and hold elected office in CAPS.
Associate Membership is open to those who are primarily engaged in a career in accord with the purposes of CAPS; or those with an active interest or ministry compatible with CAPS, but unable to meet the requirements of Regular Membership. Associate Members receive all of the benefits of membership, but are not able to vote or hold elected office in CAPS.
Spousal membership is available to the spouse of a full dues-paying Regular Member who qualifies for Regular Membership in his/her own right. Spousal Members receive all of the benefits of membership, and are able to vote and hold elected office in CAPS, but only one copy of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and any other print material, is mailed to the family unit.
Student membership is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing training in accord with the purposes of CAPS. Student Members receive all of the benefits of membership, but are not allowed to vote or hold office in CAPS, and must submit formal attestation of their status as a full-time graduate or undergraduate student.