The Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry welcomes new members from every country, from medical students to seasoned professionals in the CLP field. We encourage new members to become involved in the organization by attending the annual meeting in November and volunteering for committee activity, becoming the future leaders of the Academy.

For information about the benefits of membership in the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, please see Membership Advantages.

How to Join ACLP

All application materials are submitted online via the
Application for ACLP Membership

and, for trainee applications only, the
Trainee Status Confirmation form
must be submitted by the applicant’s training director.

Application may be made in one of four membership categories of equal membership benefits

  • FULL MEMBER ($225 annual dues) — a psychiatrist who is actively engaged in consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatry
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER ($175 annual dues) — an individual with an advanced degree (at least master’s degree) in a related field and actively engaged in C-L psychiatry. Eligible qualifications, among others, include PhD, MPAS, PA-C, MSN, DNP, APNP, ANP, PA, and PMHNP-BC.
  • POSTGRADUATE FELLOW/RESIDENT/INTERN ($55 annual dues) see note
  • MEDICAL STUDENT ($0 annual dues) see note

All candidates for membership must attach their curriculum vitae (CV) to their online Membership Application.

noteApplications for membership as a postgraduate fellow, resident, intern, or medical student must be followed by confirmation of trainee status and dates. The applicant identifies their training director on the application form, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the director fills out and submits the online Trainee Status Confirmation form. A trainee application cannot be considered until this form is received.

The application process generally takes eight weeks and, if selected, you will be invoiced for annual dues at that time. Upon receipt of your dues payment, you will be sent a membership certificate.

Payment and Effective Dates

Payment is not due until approved for membership and invoiced. Payment may be made by check (in U.S. funds) or by credit card.

If you apply to join ACLP in the last six months of the calendar year (after July 1), your membership will be effective to December 31 of the following year. Membership applications processed prior to July 1 are considered effective for the current membership year; no partial refunds or credits are available for the unused portion of the membership year.