Membership in AAPP brings numerous benefits as listed below. This member toolkit provides you a convenient location to explore information and benefits associated with a AAPP membership. Remember that AAPP staff is a phone call or email away at 402-476-1677 or at We appreciate our members' contribution of time and talent and hope to work with you toward Improving the Minds and Lives of those affected by psychiatric and neurologic disorders.


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Top 10 Benefits of Membership

  1. BCPP Recertification

    AAPP is the sole provider of BCPP recertification programming. Five (5) recertification products provide up to 45 hours of recertification credit each year. Learn more.

  2. Continuing Education

    ACPE-accredited courses are available year-round in AAPP University. Many courses are available free or at a discount for members. Learn more.

  3. Professional Development Webinars

    Communities organize 25+ webinars each year to discuss pressing issues in psychiatric pharmacy. These webinars are free to members, and the combination of presentations and discussion provide helpful, ongoing professional development.

  4. Research and Scholarship

    The Mental Health Clinician is the official journal of AAPP The MHC is a peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal that supports research and scholarship of interest to psychiatric pharmacists. AAPP also sponsors whitepapers and facilitates collaborative research projects as opportunities arise.

  5. Support for Future Psychiatric Pharmacists

    In addition to reduced rates for membership and Annual Meeting attendance, trainees (students, residents and fellows) additionally have access to mentorship through AAPP Connect, networking through poster sessions and student chapters, and travel and research grants through the AAPP Foundation. Learn more.

  6. Representation and Advocacy

    AAPP represents the specialty in an expanding number of coalitions, identifies experts to consult with policymakers, and advocates for changes that will improve care for individuals living with mental, neurologic, and/or substance use disorders. Learn more.

  7. Getting Involved

    1 in 6 AAPP members contributes to an ongoing initiative, from MHC peer review to NAMI medication fact sheets to planning the Annual Meeting. With diverse opportunities requiring a range of time commitments, there is a way for every member to get involved. Learn more.

  8. Community

    Expand your national network of colleagues by joining the AAPP Communities of interest to you and participating in the email lists. In addition to email, communities share resources online, have periodic webinars, and gather in-person at the Annual Meeting each spring. Learn more.

  9. Savings

    In addition to an array of complimentary products, members can access reduced registration fees for continuing education, BCPP recertification, and the Annual Meeting. If you prioritize information and education designed specifically for psychiatric pharmacists, then the savings can cover the cost of your dues each year!

  10. And All Those Little Things...

    There are so many other little things that you can do as part of AAPP. You can present a poster at the Annual Meeting. You can find colleagues in the member directory. You can post and view job opportunities. You can share resources in AAPP Communities. You can stay updated on the latest research and news. You can read, write, review, share, post, watch, listen, discuss, contribute, learn, and ultimately find ways to improve your practice.

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