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Therapist Associations

Organizations whose members are psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers or other mental health professionals who have affiliated for the purpose of continuing professional development through articles in learned journals, participation in professional conferences, and other informal educational opportunities. Many therapist associations set standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members, may accept and investigate complaints from the public regarding the practices of members, may assist members who are having difficulties with their employers, may maintain referral services through which citizens who require counseling are referred to members, and may act as advocates for the recipients of their services and for desired social change.

Taxonomy Code: TN-550.850

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