Credibility and professional stature are one of the primary benefits of joining a professional organization. Being a member of a professional organization with a code of ethics is more important than ever since the 2011 Sunset Review of the Colorado Mental Health Statute. We recommend that you read and become familiar with the statute and understand the reasons why membership in a professional organization such as CAP has become much more important.
"Professional Membership" in CAP is reserved for those whose practice of psychotherapy is currently authorized by Colorado Mental Health Statute under the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Division of Professions & Occupations.
CAP benefits available to active members include:
Promoting Your Business and Practice through the CAP Directory
Posting your Events on the CAP Calendars
Enhancing Your Resume -- Serve on the Board or a CAP Committee
Use Speaking Opportunities and Be Part of Future Speakers Bureau:
We often rely upon members as speakers to provide the educational content at CAP Network meetings. Also, in the planning stages is a speakers bureau to promote speakers among CAP members for public events. You may post your credentials as a speaker and they will be available to the general public who come to our website. This feature will take some time to develop fully and will require volunteer help to manage.
Become active in your area with a CAP Network. Get to know therapists in your area. Share your knowledge and talents with a local project.
Professional Support and Development:
CAP offers monthly educational and networking meetings as well as an annual workshop. The CAP Board is supported by an advisory board of professionals who can provide support to our Association and our members. Member sponsored events are also a rich resource for professional development.
We are building community for our members by providing networking events. We are an important source of support for each other. Our plans are to host public forums on mental health topics.
We keep our members informed and up to date on legal matters that affect their practice. We spend most of our small budget on lobbying to protect the right of registered psychotherapists (formerly "unlicensed" psychotherapists)to practice in Colorado. The benefits of our efforts benefit all psychotherapists and the public.