Membership in the American Psychopathological Association

Membership in APPA denotes a significant contribution and commitment to advancing knowledge in psychopathology research and clinical practice. The members elect the officers of APPA who organize the theme of the annual meeting. Input from members is key in selecting themes for the annual meeting and APPA 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 $175. Membership dues help to fund the annual meeting and are therefore essential to continuing this key activity of the association. 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, their dues nonetheless help promote the exchange of information across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Members may also submit authored or co-authored poster presentations for the annual meeting after the regular submission deadline. These poster submissions will be prioritized for acceptance as 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 by existing members. However, it is perfectly acceptable for someone interested in becoming a member to initiate the process.

Find out more about becoming an APPA member.