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Student & Professional Organizations

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club of Southeast Missouri State University was created to be an open organization for psychology majors, minors, and those interested in the discipline. The club's major purpose is to bring students together to make connections with fellow peers and discuss a variety of topics including graduate school, careers, internships, courses, and prepare students for their future in the field of psychology. We also provide opportunities to get involved on campus through officer positions and volunteer work. Psychology Club encourages students to use their undergraduate career to their advantage and gives useful information to help students reach their full potential as scholars interested in psychology.



Psi Chi

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology and Counseling, this organization provides opportunities for students to become involved in the discipline and profession of psychology. The Southeast Missouri State University chapter of Psi Chi has received the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Award from the Psi Chi National Organization and the American Psychological Association for best chapter in the nation.



Chi Sigma Iota

CSI is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling and promotes a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.

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American Counseling Association

The American Counseling Association is a non-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. The mission of ACA is to promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical, culturally-inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.

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American Counseling Association of Missouri

ACAM's Mission is to promote the development and support of mental health professionals to ensure high quality counseling care for individuals, couples and families in Missouri. ACAM is an organization of counseling professionals who work in education, health care, residential care, private practice, community agencies, government, and business and industry settings. Their values include integrity, empowerment, respect, teamwork, empathy, and relevance.

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American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest psychological organization within the United States. With over 100,000 members, the APA represents research and applied psychologists from a number of different fields to converse with one another to advance psychology as a discipline. The APA contains over 56 specific divisions that tailor understanding of mental processes and behavior to specific contexts. The APA also provides many resources to professionals and students to help them succeed in a number of areas such as research, applying to graduate school, etc.

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Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is an international community of psychologists that endeavor to develop psychological research about thinking, feeling, and acting to help people in their professional and personal lives. With over 30,000 members, the APS represents psychologists from over 80 different countries. One of the major goals of APS is to share knowledge about psychology to help individuals advance their careers. Another goal is to be an advocate for psychology's role within community development within various nations.

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Midwestern Psychological Association

The Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) is the oldest regional psychological organization within the United States. Representing over 2,500 psychologists from various Midwestern states, the MPA brings this community together every year to discuss research and applied topics to progress psychology as a scientific discipline. The annual meeting is held in Chicago, IL and marks the research highlight for many faculty and students within the department.

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Missouri Psychological Association

The Missouri Psychological Association (MOPA) is the APA's state-affiliate. This organization has represented Missouri psychologists since 1954. The goal of MOPA is to help individuals improve their physical, emotion, and social well-being through the application of psychological knowledge. In addition, MOPA strives to improve public welfare within urban and rural communities in the state.

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Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association

The Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association is a professional organization exclusively representing the interests of professional counselors working in the mental health field and students working toward their licensing.

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