ACLP Membership Advantages

Benefits at a Glance
Membership Categories
How to Apply

The Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry represents psychiatrists dedicated to the advancement of medical science, education, and health care for persons with comorbid psychiatric and general medical conditions, and provides national and international leadership in the furtherance of those goals.

We welcome and encourage professionals and trainees with an interest in consultation-liaison psychiatry/psychosomatic medicine to join us in becoming an active member of the ACLP and taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to members.

At A Glance, ACLP Membership provides:

PSYCHOSOMATICS. The Journal of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

As a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to our journal — both online and hardcopy. Published by Elsevier Inc., this renowned journal features peer-reviewed articles and original research reports authored by the foremost authorities in the field. Psychosomatics offers a forum for discussion of emerging issues in medical and consultation-liaison psychiatry through its Letters to the Editor and featured perspectives. Psychosomatics is available only to members and paid subscribers. The cost of ACLP membership, which includes the journal and other benefits, is only slightly higher than the annual subscription rate to Psychosomatics.

In addition to Psychosomatics, Academy members have online access to full articles in General Hospital Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, related publications that are also published by Elsevier.

ACLP Annual Scientific Meeting

Once a year in November, members gather to exchange ideas and explore emerging trends and issues in medical and consultation-liaison psychiatry. The annual meeting of the Academy features internationally known plenary speakers, informative poster and paper presentations, in-depth symposia and workshops, and special CME review courses. Members receive a discount of usually greater than 25% over non-member registration fees; persons in training receive an even greater discount. Members and non-members alike look forward to the intimate networking environment and thought-provoking content offered at the ACLP annual meeting.

The Academy’s annual meeting is typically approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) unless otherwise indicated.

Online Educational Content

The Academy offers a variety of recordings from 2011-2016 annual meetings via our Live Learning Center. APM 2017 recordings are offered via that meeting’s microsite, tinyurl.com/APM2017.

Attendees, member or non-member, of prior events are provided complimentary access to recordings matching the registration purchased for the physical meeting; e.g., if an attendee registered only for the annual meeting program of APM 2017, online access to the preconference program of that meeting must be purchased. Topics include career development, broad consultation-liaison psychiatry subjects, and themes tailored to special populations (models of care, ethics, transplantation, HIV, cancer, neuropsychiatry, etc.). The LLC also hosts material—in the form of preconference Essentials or Updates courses—to support the preparation for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology subspecialization certification in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

ACLP Committee Involvement

The Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry is fortunate to have a vibrant governmental structure that allows members from across the country to be an integral part of the decision-making process. This results in continual improvements to Academy program and service offerings, and a leadership that exerts its influence in the field of psychosomatic medicine though on-going dialogue with national and international organizations.

Committee and subcommittee members generate and assess programs and services, stimulate interest among members and the general public, and insure the financial soundness of the organization. Their dedication and creativity have shaped ACLP’s progress and continue to reflect and foster the needs of the practitioner, teacher, and researcher of consultation-liaison psychiatry.

The Academy has established the following standing committees to examine and implement issues of importance:

  • Annual Meeting
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Journal
  • Membership
  • Nomination
  • Research & Evidence-Based Practice

For a list of all committees and subcommittees and their current members, see ACLP Committees.

ACLP Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Forums

Many ACLP members are especially interested in one or more particular aspects of consultation-liaison psychiatry, and several ACLP-sponsored special interest groups have been formed to bring together professionals with like interests to discuss issues, cases, therapies, and training. The current SIGs are:

  • Bioethics
  • Cardiovascular Psychiatry
  • Community-Based Psychosomatic
    Physician Practice Issues
  • Critical Care
  • Early Career Psychiatrists
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Global & Cultural
  • HIV / AIDS Psychiatry
  • Medicine & Psychiatry
  • Military & Veterans
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Palliative Medicine & Psycho-Oncology
  • Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychological Considerations
  • Research
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Transplant Psychiatry
  • Women’s Health

Two additional forums exist for fellowship program directors and persons in training, to share and discuss issues related to their particular focus.

For more information about the special and focused interest groups, see ACLP Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Fellowship & Awards Program

ACLP presents annual awards for meritorious contributions to the field of psychosomatic medicine or for service to the Academy. For more detailed award descriptions and award applications, see ACLP Annual Awards.

Academy Newsletter

Published twice a year, the Academy Newsletter provides concise information and updates about Academy projects, members, and events. Academy members receive the Newsletter in the mail and have access to its PDF file on the website.

Regular (monthly or as needed) updates, news, and alerts via email keep members informed.

ACLP Membership Categories

How to Apply

Complete the online Membership Application, attaching a current curriculum vitae (CV). For trainee application details and further instructions, please see Join ACLP.

The application process generally takes eight weeks after a review by the Membership Committee, and if selected, you will be sent an invoice for membership dues. Upon receipt of your dues payment, you will be sent a membership certificate.

For further information or assistance, email membership@apm.org or phone 1-301-718-6520.