The following are a list of significant benefits offered to SIMHA Members:
Recognition of your status as an International Mental Health therapist here in Shanghai. Clinical members are entitled to use SIMHA Clinical Member after their names. Associate members, SIMHA Associate Member.
Being part of an organization of mental health professionals who provide a service to the national and international community here in Shanghai.
Being listed on the SIMHA Membership Directory, which lists the credentials and specialities of members, including a listing on the SIMHA Website. Through this website, be available for clients who are searching the www for a therapist before they come to Shanghai or after they arrive. Available also to referral sources such as embassies, medical practitioners and schools.
By signing a code of ethics, supporting ethical and professional practice by the international community of therapists here in Shanghai and providing a way for clients to have redress if they have complaints.
Opportunities for continuing education and networking through the SIMHA workshops.
Professional development opportunities provided via the opportunity to present at a professional level as well as via involvement in the SIMHA Board and its various subcommittees.
An email network which posts national and international activities, conferences, websites, books etc. Members can also utilise this email network to seek out consultation and referral on information and to find other related resources.
An opportunity to mix with professionals from a range of mental health disciplines (e.g. Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy, School Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Mental Health Counselling, Child Psychology from all over the world including Europe, Asia, USA and Australia).
An opportunity to supervise or to be supervised by other SIMHA members including being involved in peer supervision groups and other clinical activities. A supervision network available for newly graduated therapists or those newly arrived to Shanghai.
Being involved in an association of international therapists who can be called upon in the event of a natural disaster.
Discount registrations for SIMHA conferences and events.