Membership Requirements & Applications

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; and Student Membership

Please carefully review the requirements before you apply for membership approval.  If for any reason you are not approved, your membership dues payment will be refunded. 

Professional Areas:
Legal
Mental Health
Financial


Legal

Professional Membership

Your information will be listed on our membership list and distributed to potential clients by other members. Members are listed on our website when they have completed the initial training requirements.

  • 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. Associate members are offered mentors to assist each associate member make a plan which will enable them to acquire necessary experience. Associate membership is available until the requirements of professional membership have been satisfied (maximum of 4 consecutive years).

Student Membership

Open to law students. Student members may be eligible for reduced fees for certain NYACP trainings and programs.

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Mental Health

Professional Membership

Your information will be listed on our membership list and distributed to potential clients by other members. Members are listed on our website when they have completed the initial training requirements.

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

  • M.D. – Medical Doctor – Psychiatrist
  • PhD  – Doctor of Philosophy
  • Psy.D. – Doctorate of Psychology
  • LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 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.  Associate members are offered mentors to assist each associate member make a plan which will enable them to acquire necessary experience.  Associate membership is available until the requirements of professional membership have been satisfied (maximum of 4 consecutive years).

Student Membership

Open to mental health professionals in training. Student members may be eligible for reduced fees for certain NYACP trainings and programs.

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Financial

Professional Membership

Your information will be listed on our membership list and distributed to potential clients by other members. Members are listed on our website when they have completed the initial training requirements.

  • 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. Associate members are offered mentors to assist each associate member make a plan which will enable them to acquire necessary experience. Associate membership is available until the requirements of professional membership have been satisfied (maximum of 4 consecutive years).

Student Membership

Open to financial professionals in-training. Student members may be eligible for reduced fees for certain NYACP trainings and programs. 

Join Now as a Financial Professional