The following process is to be followed for enrolling Members in the Association:

1. The Membership is always for the period 1st April of the year to the 31st March of the following year. However, as “RISE UP” trainings happen thrice a year, we have midyear membership enrollment from 1st October to 31st of March of the following year. This is open only for Professional Membership.

2. There is no pro-rata basis for the Membership fee. That is, even if a Member insists on joining us during August in a year, the Member has to pay the full Membership fee and again renew in April of the following year.

As per our bye-laws, we cannot admit Members beyond 30th September in any financial year.

3. We have the following Categories of Members as on date:

  • Professional Members
  • Associate Members
  • Honorary Members

A) Professional Members category

1.Basic Qualification (mandatory)

  • Masters Degree in Psychology / Psychiatry / Psychiatric Social Work
    1. Course must be from a recognized University in India or abroad
    2. Course could be full-time or through distance education
  • Counsellors who have undergone “RISE UP” Supervisory Program and have the ‘Certificate of Attainment’ in Professional Supervision.

B) Associate Members category

Basic Qualification (mandatory)

  • Masters Degree in Psychology / Psychiatry / Psychiatric Social Work
    1. Course must be from a recognized University in India or abroad
    2. Course could be full-time or through distance education

C) Honorary Members category (nominated)

  1. Academicians in the field of Psychology like Heads of Departments, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, etc.,
  2. Psychiatrists in Government Hospitals and in private practice – in India and abroad.
  3. Senior Psychologists in Government and in private practice – in India and abroad
  4. Any person of unique distinction or who has done outstanding and significant service to the association/society or persons of distinguished ranks or attainments.

“The Executive Committee reserves the right to admit or reject any application and their decision is final”.

Membership CategoryFee (per annum)Fee (midyear membership)Lifetime (15 years)
ProfessionalRs. 1,500Rs. 750Rs. 20,000
AssociateRs. 1,000NANA
HonoraryNANANA