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:  Residents currently enrolled in approved psychiatric residency programs are eligible to become members-in-training. Dues are waived the first year and are assessed at $57 per year thereafter.  Dues will be waived if residents/trainees do a poster session, participate in a presentation at our annual meeting, and/or demonstrates active attendance/participation in an ASAP committee/Governing Board.


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.


(Note: Applications submitted after June 30 will only be assessed half the annual dues.)

  • Regular Members/Fellows:  $285.00 (with 20% discount for ABAP Diplomates = $256.50)

  • Age 65+ Senior Career Psychiatrist:  $185.00

  • Life Fellows/Members  $171.00

  • Early Career Psychiatrists:  $185.00

  • Members in Training: FREE (first year) 

  • Associate Members:  $150.00

  • Any member who is or exceeds age 75 is considered "distinguished"  and eligible for discounted dues. However, a birthdate must be supplied to our office before eligibility is confirmed.

New York Society for Adolescent Psychiatry (NYSAP) Dues:  $55.00/year

Adolescent Psychiatry (printed journal):  $95.00/year

CLICK HERE to complete an application and provide a copy of your license, certificate of board certification, and your membership dues as outlined above.

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