The FMHAC Student Chapters program was launched in September 2009 and is made up of collegiate groups of forensic mental health students throughout California. It was developed to encourage students to continue study in forensic mental health, provide opportunities to meet with other students interested in this field, interact with prominent figures in the field, stay current on important changes happening in California, provide students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and to provide career information in forensic mental health. There are no scholastic requirements and students need not be forensic mental health majors.
Benefits of Starting a Student Chapter at your school
- Provide your students with all of the great FMHAC member benefits, including discounts on annual FMHAC conference tuition and membership to the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology.
- Receive timely information regarding special activities for students at section and state meetings.
- Stay on top of events and get great ideas for local program activities.
- Annual presentation at your chapter meeting on a current issue in forensic mental health.
- One guaranteed poster acceptance at the annual FMHAC conference.
There is no cost to start a student chapter at your school, but your chapter's students must be active members of FMHAC. The cost of membership for undergraduate students is only $25 per year. Students must fill out the Membership Form and return it to FMHAC.
Start a Chapter at Your School
To start a chapter at your school the faculty advisor can download the Chapter Application Form, complete it, and return it to: FMHAC, 77 Van Ness Ave. #101-1316, San Francisco, CA 94102. The scope of the student chapter at your school is limited only by the imagination and effort you choose to put into it. Each year, the advisor will receive the previous year's membership roster together with blank forms for new members.
Student Chapter Information