Membership

Guild Membership Criteria

Membership in the Hudson Valley Guild consists of mental health practitioners in both private practice and agencies whose primary client base has a DSM-IV diagnosis.

Members must have the following qualifications:

  1. Licensed in their disciplines, e.g., Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Clinical and Master Social Workers, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors or Psychoanalysts.
  2. OR

  3. Hold a Masters degree or its equivalent in a mental health-related field.
  4. OR

  5. Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC).
  6. OR

  7. Full-time or part-time students who are studying with the intention to become mental health practitioners.
  8. OR

  9. Emeritus members who are currently active in the field.

Membership Fees

All members are full voting members. Membership fee is $75 for the initial calendar year and $50 for each succeeding year. If you join after September 1, the follow year's fee is waived. Membership fee for student and emeritus members is $25.

Benefits of Membership

The benefits and rewards of membership include: professional and personal networking; free admission to Guild meetings and events; the opportunity to become a preferred provider for certain insurance plans; an individualized page on the Guild website; membership in our on-line group and email list which provides notification of Guild and other professional activities of interest, referral opportunities, notification of office rentals/shares, therapy and support groups run by Guild members, etc. Other activities may be developed depending on membership interest (e.g. group health insurance, malpractice insurance).

How to Join

Below is a PDF application for joining. You must meet the criteria as stated above. Completed applications and membership fees should be sent to:

Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals
c/o Donna Sorgen
P.O. Box 806
Woodstock, New York 12498

We look forward to meetiing you!

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