ASAP Membership Information (download brochure)

The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (ASAP) is the most prominent organization dedicated to Adolescent Psychiatry. We are vibrant, diverse, and always wanting to grow!

Our Mission Statement

The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders of adolescents and young adults and to the provision of optimal health care of patients. To achieve these goals, ASAP provides continuing medical education (CME) program for physicians, primarily psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. CME programs must meet the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, improve the ability of psychiatrists and other physicians to recognize, diagnose and manage psychiatric conditions in adolescents and young adults, and disseminate new scientific knowledge and innovative clinical techniques and programs. Types of CME offerings are plenary sessions, lectures, workshops, panels, case conferences, demonstrations and questions and answers.

Membership Benefits

  • Discounted member dues for Life/Life Fellow, 65+ Senior Career Psychiatrists, residents,/fellows, Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs), residents/fellows, and members of an affiliated professional discipline
  • Annual CME meetings
  • Newsletter subscription
  • Discounted subscription to  our quarterly journal, Adolescent Psychiatry 
  • Mentoring & national fellowship opportunities
  • Opportunity for board certification in Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Referrals network
  • Increase clinical skills
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to have a voice in advocating for the mental health needs of adolescents and young adults
  • Opportunities for residents/fellows to compete for the Lois T. Flaherty, MD Best Resident  Paper Award ($1,000) and  Best Resident Poster Session($500) that includes waived fees for our annual meeting if selected

We invite you to join ASAP to become a recognized member of the adolescent treatment community.

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 our Annual Meeting, there are constituent regional societies that meet periodically in cities such as New York.

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Download our membership application hereASAP Membership Application

 Bylaws: ASAP Bylaws (download)