Membership Requirements

NYACP offers three types of membership for qualified legal, mental health and financial professionals :Professional Membership, which allows for all benefits,  including a personal profile on this website;Associate Membership, open to those who have less than the requisite training and experience; andStudent Membership.

Legal

Professional Membership

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar and carry liability insurance
  • Five years of matrimonial/family law experience
  • Completion of  a 36-40 hour Mediation Training
  • Completion of a 3-day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
  • Agreement to sign and abide by NYACP Participation Agreement

Associate Membership

  • Open to practitioners who have less than the required five years of experience in matrimonial/family law.

Student Membership

  • Open to law students.

Mental Health

Professional Membership

  • New York State licensed Mental Health Professional with professional liability insurance in good standing in one of the following:

a.    M.D. – Medical Doctor – Psychiatrist
b.    PhD  – Doctor of Philosophy
c.    Psy.D. – Doctorate of Psychology
d.    LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
e.    LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
f.     LMHC – Licensed Mental Health Counselor

  • Demonstration via curriculum vitae of background, education and experience for at least 5 years in:

Knowledge of families in transition and family systems theories

Knowledge of and expertise in the stages of family development including the unique challenges of diversified families and children with special needs

Experience with divorce-related issues and conflict resolution including but not limited to:  psychotherapy, mediation, forensic evaluation and parenting coordinator

An understanding of crisis and impact on the family’s development with special focus on transitioning the family post-divorce

 

  • Completion of  a 36-40 hour Mediation Training
  • Completion of a 3-day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
  • Agreement to sign and abide by NYACP Participation Agreement

 

Associate Membership

  • Open to practitioners who have less than the required five years of experience in family-related mental health practice

Student Membership

  • Open to mental health professionals in training

Financial

Professional Membership

  • Licensed CPA  or certified CFP in good standing.  Financial professionals may submit other credentials or licenses and apply for membership on a case-by-case basis.
  • Completion of a 36-40 hour Mediation Training
  • Completion of a 3-day Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training
  • Agreement to sign and abide by NYACP Participation Agreement
  • Demonstration via curriculum vitae of background, education and experience for at least 5 years in

Financial aspects of divorce

Cash management and spending plan

Retirement and pension plans

Income tax

Investments

Insurance

Property division

Individual and family financial planning concepts

Associate Membership

  • Open to practitioners who have less than the required five years of experience in family-related financial practice.

Student Membership

  • Open to financial professionals in-training

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