Membership in the American Psychopathological Association

Membership in APPA signifies a commitment to advancing knowledge in psychopathology research and clinical practice. The members elect the officers of APPA and these officers take charge in organizing the theme of the annual meeting. Input from members is key in selecting themes for the annual meeting and Association Officers. Members also nominate recipients for the Robins-Guze award for promising junior scholars. The annual evaluation of the meeting by the members is used to refine and focus the future meetings.

Members make a tax-deductible annual dues payment of $150 and these dues fund the planning of the annual meeting. When members attend the meeting, their annual dues payment allows them to register for the meeting at a discount that exceeds the cost of membership. When they are unable to attend the meeting, they know that their dues help promote the exchange of information across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Beginning in 2017, members will also be able to submit authored or co-authored poster presentations for the annual meeting after the submission deadline. These poster submissions will be prioritized for acceptance so long as there is room available. The guarantee is unqualified if the submission is made within the publicly announced initial submission deadline.

Membership in the APPA is by nomination and election. However, it is perfectly acceptable for someone interested in becoming a member to initiate the process.

Find out more about becoming an APPA member.