Membership Categories

NEAFAST welcomes anyone who has an interest in promoting family therapy and family health in New England. Read more below about the NEAFAST membership categories for therapists, students, and other interested collaborators.

Please note that fees cover membership for the calendar year; regardless of when you join NEAFAST, membership dues are renewed on March 1 of every year.

Clinical Members ($100/yr)
Clinical members are any licensed licensed behavioral health practitioners (i.e., LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, PhD, NP, M.D.) in New England.

Clinical Specialists ($100/yr)
Clinical specialists are independently licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), or an independently licensed behavioral health practitioner (i.e., LICSW, LMHC, licensed psychologist, NP, M.D.) in New England with an additional certification or 30 hours of post-graduate specialized training in a systemic or relational practice. Certifications and specializations include, but are not limited to:

  • Bowenian/Multigenerational Family Therapy
  • Certified Sex Therapist (CST)
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT)
  • Gottman Certified
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Multigenerational Therapy
  • Narrative and/or Collaborative Language Systems Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Relational Life Therapy (RLT)
  • Strategic and Structural Family Therapy

NEAFAST values the integration between theory and practice and recognizes those who have extended training and supervision in particular models of therapy. When you apply online, you will sign up as a clinical member and identify your certification/specialty in the application. NEAFAST may ask for an uploaded copy of your certificate or continuing education credits to confirm.

Non-Therapist Member ($100/yr)
A non-therapist member is a non-therapist individual.

Retired Member ($50/yr)
A retired member is a member who is retired from the field but wants to continue to make an impact in the organization.

Pre-Licensed Member ($50/yr)
A pre-licensed member is a post-graduate on track for eligibility for clinical specialist or clinical membership.

Student Member ($25/yr)
A student member is a graduate student at a university who is on track for eligibility for clinical specialist or clinical membership.

Please note that all members (with the exception of associate members) have voting privileges, which gives you influence in shaping NEAFAST policies through bylaw changes, committee membership, and identifying and approving new board members.