The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry has served the psychiatric profession since 1967. Focusing on teen, adolescent, and young adult issues, ASAP acts both as a professional network for its members and a specialized community dedicated to education development and advocacy of adolescents and the adolescent psychiatric field.
Regular Membership is open to all psychiatrists. Trainee Membership is open to psychiatric residents; and, Associate Membership is open to professionals with education, training, and a post-baccalaureate degree in a mental health or related field. This includes psychologists, social workers, nurses, physician extenders, counselors, non-psychiatrist physicians, and may include other disciplines. In addition to an Annual Meeting, there are constituent regional societies that meet in New York City and Los Angeles.