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ASAP offers membership, networking for referrals, and the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills as well as:

  • Acts both as a professional network for its members and a specialized community dedicated to education, development, and advocacy for adolescents/young adults and the mental health field.

  • Provides a forum and voice for like-minded professionals concerned with adolescent mental health and advocacy.

  • Conducts a high quality Continuing Education Program--i.e., annual meeting, review course, and continuing medical education--that provides opportunities for CME credits.

  • Promotes new knowledge and improved practices through our quarterly journal, Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Publishes a newsletter that provides news of upcoming events and developments of interest to ASAP members.

  • Recognizes distinguished individuals who have contributed to the welfare of adolescents and young adults.

  • Establishes task forces, work groups, and committees on critical issues.

  • Collaborates with other organizations on policy advocacy, meetings, and more.


PSYCHIATRISTS:  Eligibility for ASAP membership for psychiatrists requires either membership or qualify for membership with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA).  General categories of membership include:  Regular/Fellows, Age 65+ Senior Career, Life, Life Fellow, and Early Career.


MEMBERS-IN-TRAINING:  Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows currently enrolled in approved training programs are eligible to become members-in-training. Dues are waived the first year and subsequent years as determined by eligibility criteria documentation and/or active engagement in ASAP affairs, e.g. offering a poster session, participate in a presentation at our annual meeting, and/or demonstrates active attendance/participation in an ASAP committee/Governing Board. Review our Member in Training Benefits here.


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: A person with education, training, and a post-baccalaureate degree in a mental health or related field can become an Associate Member. This includes psychologists, social workers, nurses, physician extenders, counselors, non-psychiatrist physicians, and marriage and family therapists.  An Associate Member shall be licensed to practice in his/her field and be a member of his/her discipline’s national organization or be eligible for membership.


Membership applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee. ASAP may make inquiries about the applicant’s training and professional qualifications, if deemed necessary.

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERS: This category of membership is ideal for organizations engaged in the delivery of clinical services or training of clinicians. All organizational members become ASAP members with all benefits and privileges (except voting privileges or ability to hold office) at no charge to them. The only requirements are that the facility Medical Director become an ASAP member individually, and that the organization negotiate a reasonable annual fee to ASAP.  Learn more.


Note: For all new paying members, a 25% discount is applied to your initial membership!

  • Regular Members/Fellows:  $285.00

  • Age 65+ Senior Career Psychiatrist:  $185.00

  • Life Fellows/Members  $57.00

  • Early Career Psychiatrists:  $185.00

  • Organizational Affiliate Members: No charge (see above)

  • Members in Training: FREE

  • Associate Members:  $150.00

  • Any member who is or exceeds age 75 is considered "distinguished"  and officially recognized at our annual meeting.. However, a birthdate must be supplied to our office before eligibility is confirmed.

Adolescent Psychiatry (printed journal):  $95.00/year (discounted subscription rate available only to active ASAP members)

CLICK HERE to complete an application.

TO REQUEST REFERENCES, please forward this link to request the reference: 

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