The mission of the American Psychosomatic Society is to promote and advance the scientific understanding and multidisciplinary integration of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in human health and disease, and to foster the dissemination and application of this understanding in education and health care.
Membership in the Society includes specialists from all medical and health-related disciplines, the behavioral sciences and social sciences. There are five categories of membership:
Membership benefits include:
- Print and online copies of the APS journal, Psychosomatic Medicine.
- Reduced registration fees for the APS Annual Meeting.
- Networking opportunities with other professionals in the field.
- Newsletter (3 times a year) and e-newsletter communications (3 times a year).
- Dynamic national Council comprised of leaders in the field who have set an aggressive agenda for our future.
- Opportunity to participate in committees.
- Eligibility (depending on age and experience) for Herbert Weiner Early Career Award for contributions to psychosomatic medicine.
- APS Awards programs for students and trainees enrolled in medical, graduate or undergraduate school, or in residency, internship, or post-doctoral fellowship programs, and from developing countries.
- Online Membership Directory of professionals throughout the world.
Membership Levels and Fees:
Regular membership is open to professionals in medical, behavioral, scientific and related fields concerned with the treatment and study of psychosomatic processes in health and disease and who are qualified representatives of their respective disciplines. Regular members will normally hold the highest degree appropriate to their field. Evidence of noteworthy contributions to psychosomatic medicine or a comparable level of professional achievement will be acceptable in lieu of these requirements. Annual dues are $230, which include a subscription to Psychosomatic Medicine.
Early Career Membership | $150 annually
Early Career membership is available for two years following the conclusion of training, to support individuals as they transition to their first independent position. Early Career membership provides the same benefits as Regular membership, but with reduced dues. Annual dues are $150 and include a subscription to Psychosomatic Medicine.
Associate Membership | $80 annually
Associate Membership is open to students and trainees in medical, behavioral, and related fields concerned with the treatment and study of psychosomatic processes in health and disease who are enrolled baccalaureate through post-doctoral. Annual dues are set at a reduced rate of $80, and include a subscription to Psychosomatic Medicine. Applications must include proof of student/trainee status.
Emeritus Membership | Dues waived with proof of status
Emeritus Membership shall be granted upon request of the member to individuals with at least 15 years of Regular membership in the Society, and upon reaching either the age of 70 or retirement. Dues are waived while still receiving all benefits of Regular membership, except the ability to hold office within the Society.
Corresponding Membership | Dues waived with proof of status
Corresponding membership may be extended to professionals who meet the criteria for Regular membership and also reside in developing countries. Corresponding members pay reduced, or no, dues as set by the Council. A subscription to Psychosomatic Medicine is available at the reduced rate of $50. Corresponding members cannot hold office within the Society.