American Academy of Clinical Psychology

Recognizing and Promoting Advanced Competence within the Speciality of Clinical Psychology

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Member Benefits

Benefits of Board Certification and AACP Membership

Benefits include:

  • Attainment of a rigorous, independent certification of one's clinical competence
  • Access to no-cost continuing education
  • Discounted annual premiums for professional liability insurance from American Professional Agency, Inc.
  • Recognition of competence by universities, hospitals, health service systems, agencies, insurers, and the public
  • Enhanced credibility as an expert witness
  • Opportunity for Member or Fellow status in the American Academy of Clinical Psychology
  • Academy website with "Members Only" access to member documents and resources
  • Opportunity to share your news of professional accomplishments publicly -- in the Member News section of the Academy website
  • Opportunity to be listed in our Member Directory
  • A link from the Directory to members' professional websites
  • Opportunity for new Members and Fellows to have a press release sent to their local newspaper, announcing the awarding of Board Certification and/or Fellow status
  • Recognition by most licensing jurisdictions of Board Certification as an aid to reciprocity of licensure
  • Recognition by some universities and federal employers such as the U. S. Public Health Service and Department of Defense of justification for extra salary benefits (when funded)
  • Opportunities to publish in the Academy's journal, the Bulletin
  • A discussion Listserv for members to interact with other members regarding such issues as referrals, consultations, expert advice and other professional issues
  • Having a vehicle through which specialists in Clinical Psychology may be heard regarding mental health policy


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