The Membership Committee chair is Jennifer Cheavens.

Mission: The main function of the membership committee is to review new applications for membership in APCS. It is also responsible for conducting follow-up reviews regarding the status and suitability of APCS member programs (once every 10 years) except in the case of programs that have received PCSAS accreditation (where a review of APCS membership standards would be redundant). The membership committee is also responsible for periodically reviewing and updating guidelines for application as well as instructions for doctoral and internship programs (including the provision of sample applications on the APCS website). The membership committee maintains records of past applications and reviews. Finally, the membership committee is expected to handle correspondence with doctoral programs and internships that have inquired about the possibility of joining APCS. Communication with such programs may include occasionally reaching out to suitable doctoral and internship programs and encouraging them to consider the possibility of joining APCS.


Many other committees, usually referred to as workgroups, are formed on a temporary basis. We do not list those committees here.




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