Learn More About Your Member Benefits
APA's Membership Department has launched a promotional campaign to help make
APA members aware of the many benefits available to them. In this video
interview, Louise Martin, associate director of the Membership Department,
discusses the new campaign and some of the many benefits available to members.
To view the interview, click HERE.
Become a Fellow or
Take the next step in your psychiatric career and become a
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
WHY BECOME AN APA FELLOW?
Being a Fellow is an honorary designation that was created by the APA
Membership Committee and Board of Trustees to recognize early career members
who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and commitment to the
on-going work of the Association. Most members who pursue Fellow status
perceive it as one of the first steps to enhancement of their professional
credentials. Fellows are recognized by their colleagues in the
APA as a member of a very select group and are permitted to use the
FAPA designation on all of their professional documentation.
Fellow applications require review and comment from the member's district
branch/state association and approval by the APA Membership Committee and Board
of Trustees. All newly appointed Fellows are publicly recognized at the
Convocation of Fellows and Distinguished Fellows, which is held every year
during APA's Annual Meeting. Fellows receive a lapel pin as a symbol of
their status and an embossed Fellow certificate to display with pride in their
The submission deadline for Fellowship applications is September 1st.
Click here to view the APA Fellowship Guidelines and Application