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We cordially invite you to join SPR

SPR welcomes you

Dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge about psychotherapy and behavioral change, SPR brings together researchers, clinicians, and students from a variety of theoretical orientations (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, integrative/eclectic, interpersonal, psychodynamic, systemic) and professional backgrounds (e.g., psychiatry, psychology, social work). Research conducted by SPR members involves a rich diversity of quantitative and qualitative methodologies (e.g., case analyses, randomized clinical trials, large naturalistic studies) and spans a variety of treatment modalities (e.g., individual, family, and group therapies), client populations (children, adolescents, adults, older adults), and clinical problems (e.g. mood disorders, anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders).

The SPR offers a wide variety of resources, education and networking opportunities. Read more about specific SPR member benefits here (this should be a link that takes people to the “member benefits” section). If you are a student, clinician or researcher and you are interested in psychotherapy, we strongly encourage you to join SPR. Check here (this should be a link that takes people to the “quotes from members” section) what current SPR members find unique about the Society.

Member benefits


Every year, researchers and clinicians from around the world attend SPR’s international meetings. Regional chapters (Europe, Latin America, North America, UK) as well as various area groups also meet on a regular basis. All of these meetings are very friendly, interactive, and welcoming to newcomers.

As member of the SPR you benefit from discounted registration fees for SPR meetings. Furthermore, SPR membership entitles you for a discount on events of Div 29 of the American Psychological Association.


As member of the SPR you receive a free copy of Psychotherapy Research (6 issues/ year) as well as free full text online. In addition, you get a discount on Brunner-Routledge journals (50%) and books (10%).

Online resources

The SPR Newsletter informs you about events and news related to the Society on a regular basis. Via the online platform ResearchGate you have access to SPR expert discussions, members’ blogs, and shared articles and research instruments. Another option to interact with the SPR community is via the SPR email listserv. Finally, the SPR offers free webinars to its members. SPR members can join these online lectures in real-time. Additionally they may access past webinars via the SPR website.


Please select your member type

Regular Membership

All world regions INCLUDING LATIN AMERICA except Eastern European, Africa, and India

Full SPR membership for persons from all world regions INCLUDING LATIN AMERICA except Eastern European, Africa, and India

Dues: $115 (Early Bird), $135 (Regular Rate)

Eastern European, Africa, and India

Full SPR membership for persons from Eastern European, Africa, and India
Dues: $105 (Early Bird), $125 (Regular Rate)

Retired Membership

Retired members are those previously employed in the field and now considering themselves retired from professional work

Full SPR membership for retired persons

Dues: $65 (Early Bird), $85 (Regular Rate)

Student Membership

Student members are those in undergrad, grad, medical school, post-doc training

Full SPR membership for students
Dues: $40 (Early Bird), $60 (Regular Rate)


Membership runs calendar year.

Typically call for renewing membership starts in late Fall for the coming year.

People can now register for 2020. (Early Bird ends January 31st, 2020)


NOTE: Processing of new member applications can take 4-7 days.


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