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 four categories of membership: Regular, Associate, Emeritus and Corresponding.
How to Apply:
Completed applications should be submitted to the APS office, and must include one sponsoring signature, a curriculum vitae and prepayment of dues. If applying for Associate membership, please provide a letter from your department chair or faculty advisor testifying to your interest in psychosomatic medicine and to your student status.
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.
* Opportunity to organize, and receive funding for, a Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group.
* On-line Membership Directory of professionals throughout the world.
Regular ~ $190/year
Associate ~ $60/per year
Emeritus ~ no charge with proof of status
Corresponding ~ no charge with proof of status