Membership Guidelines

MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

(Persatuan Psikologi Klinikal Malaysia)

“Clinical psychologist” is a person who has received postgraduate training in the field of clinical psychology; which specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.


The MSCP membership is open to all clinical psychologists and postgraduate clinical psychology trainees; whose work and postgraduate are consistent with the objectives of MSCP (refer to CLAUSE 3 of the Constitution) and ethical standards of the society.
(Link to Constitution: https://www.mscp.my/constitution)    

Minimum training requirements to be recognized as practicing Clinical Psychologist by MSCP includes: 

  1. Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology that is accredited by a regional accreditation body.

  2. The Clinical Psychology program must include practicum component with the appropriate diagnostics, psychotherapeutic techniques, and psychological assessments.

  3. Fulfillment of a minimum of 1500 supervised hours, with at least 700 direct client contact hours (updated in 2016).

 

Membership benefits include:

  1. All full members of MSCP should have the rights to be voted as part of MSCP leadership positions.

  2. All full members of MSCP would have the rights to vote during the election of MSCP executive councils.

  3. All full members and international members of MSCP would have the priority or discounted payment to register for any events (e.g. conference, workshop, seminar) organized by MSCP.

  4. All student members would be able to enjoy discounted price to the events (e.g. professional development workshop) organized by MSCP. Student members can also sign up for the mentoring system within MSCP networks.

  5. All members are entitled to attend Annual General Meeting (AGM) organized by MSCP.

  6. All members would be able to receive free updated directory of membership, join an online professional consultation group, and receive the e-Newsletter periodically from MSCP.
    Newsletter would include the list-serve of current membership, statements from the executive councils, and all the updated announcements of the field (e.g. conferences, training opportunity, and employment opportunity).

 

Application fees:

 

Applicants will first submit a one-time processing fee of RM20 .

 

After the application is accepted by the Exco members, applicants will then proceed with the full payment as stated below:

  • Full Membership – RM 120.00 annually

  • International Membership – RM 120.00 annually

  • International Affiliates – RM 100.00 annually

  • Student Membership – RM 50.00 annually

 

Payment is to be done via direct banking with the details below:

Maybank Account No.: 5140-9311-7359

Name:  Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology.

 

*Kindly retain payment proof and upload it via application.

*Annual membership begins from January 1 to December 31 of each year.

*All categories of members other than the Honorary Members shall pay a prescribed membership fee every year.

 

Student members upgrading to Full members, are considered New applicants, and will also be charged a one-time RM20 processing fee.

 

Membership application procedures are as follows:

1. Fill out the relevant online Application Form and obtain endorsement from a referee who is a current Full or International member of MSCP. 

Full Membership/International Membership/International Affiliate Registration Form: https://www.mscp.my/membership-registration-form

Student Membership Registration Form:

https://www.mscp.my/student-membership-registration-for

2. Upload the following documents: 

  • Passport size photo (current)

  • Proof of identity - a copy of identity card / passport

  • Evidence of academic records--Academic transcripts (original or certified), and copies of certificates/diplomas from all relevant degrees

  • Logbook detailing hour breakdown, verification from supervisor & institution 

  • Proof of professional experiences—Updated CV

  • Approval letter from institution (for student membership only)

  • Payment receipt ​

* Please ensure that all documents labelled accordingly with applicant’s name. ​

 

The executive Council will review the application during its regular meeting and reserves all rights to accept or reject any application at its discretion. Applicants would be notified of its final decision within 60 days from its submission. Uncompleted or rejected applications would not be charged for its membership fee, but processing fee is nonrefundable. Appeals from rejected applications would not be entertained.

Note: Any membership application from 1st December onward will be processed as membership for the following year (E.g. Applicant submission after 1st December 2019 will receive Membership e-certificate for year 2020).

 

Renewal of membership:

  1. Membership fees are to be paid before 31st March each year, to continue enjoying their membership privilege. 

  2. A late fee of RM15 is chargeable for renewals made after 31st March of each year.

  3. Anyone who fails to renew their membership 3 months after its expiration will receive a written notification from MSCP, and will be denied the privileges of membership until the due payment is settled.

  4. Anyone who fails to renew their membership 6 months after its expiration will be automatically removed from the membership directory, and denied of the privilege as a member.

  5. Those who lose their membership will have to re-apply for its membership, pay all their dues including processing fees, and subject to the approval of the Executive Council.


Note: The administrative fee, subscription fee and any other fee is subjected to change each year.


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