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Become an International Member of the APA

As an International Member, you become part of a psychiatric membership organization with more than 38,800 psychiatrists in over 100 countries.

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Psychiatrists residing outside the United States and Canada can become an International Member of the APA. As an International Member, you become part of a psychiatric membership organization with more than 38,800 psychiatrists in over 100 countries. International members gain access to multiple opportunities to enhance their professional growth as part of a global community of psychiatric physicians at the forefront of advancements in psychiatry and medicine.

Individuals from countries against which the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued comprehensive sanctions (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Crimea Region of Ukraine) are eligible to receive information and informational materials only, as allowed by the exemptions within the relevant OFAC sanctions programs. For questions, please contact [email protected].

Benefits of APA Membership

Publications and Journals

APA members stay informed through clinical updates, newsletters, the latest developments in psychiatry, and much more.

  • American Journal of Psychiatry

    The American Journal of Psychiatry is the most widely read psychiatric journal in the world and considered essential for practicing psychiatrists. It is also a free benefit to APA members.

  • Psychiatric News

    Psychiatric News is the primary and most trusted source of information about developments in the field of psychiatry that impact clinical care and professional practice. Subscriptions to the print and online news outlet is free for APA members ($327 value). 

  • Psychiatric Services

    Psychiatric Services is the peer-reviewed journal features research reports on issues related to the delivery of mental health services, especially for people with serious mental illness in community-based treatment programs. APA members received discounted subscriptions ($24 value).

  • 20% Discount with APA Publishing

    APA Members received a 20% discount on over 700 books, including the DSM, through APA Publishing, including special member pricing for journals and subscriptions.

Additional Benefits

  • APA Member Directory

    Access to the online international and U.S. membership directory.
  • APA Caucuses

    Promote communication and networking among member psychiatrists who share a special interest so that they may bring attention to important or emerging issues to APA, patient care and the practice of psychiatry.

  • APA JobCentral

    The leading online career center for psychiatry, serving more than 37,400 physician members.

  • Listservs and Member Communities

    Through your APA membership you can build new and lasting connections with specialized communities of your peers.

  • Connections Through Social Media

    Networking and professional development opportunities through APA's social media presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Thank you for your interest in joining the APA – the world's largest psychiatric organization.

APA Dues Rates for International Members

As a new international member your first year APA dues are discounted by 25% and based on the income group category of your country of residence as defined by the World Bank.

Dues Amount per World Bank Income Group

World Bank Income Group Renewing Member Dues New Member Dues
Low Income $53.00 USD $40.00 USD
Lower Middle Income $138.00 USD $104.00 USD
Upper Middle Income $191.00 USD $143.00 USD
High Income $223.00 USD $167.00 USD

You can pay your dues by Phone, at +1-202-559-3900 or toll free at +1-888-35-PSYCH (1-888-357-7924), Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

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