Legislative & advocacy resources
The Prescriptive Authority Sourcebook includes fact sheets for the public, psychologists and legislators.
Join Div. 55
Div. 55 was created to enhance psychological treatments with psychopharmacological medications.
Div. 55 Awards
The division sponsors four awards recognizing individuals and contributions to the advancement of pharmacotherapy.
Training and Continuing Education
Div. 55 members have access to pharmacotherapy training and continuing education opportunities.
Welcome to Div. 55
The Society for Prescribing Psychology, Div. 55 of the American Psychological Association, was created to enhance psychological treatments combined with psychopharmacological medications.
Become a member
Available membership categories are:
- APA member/fellow
- Life member status
- APA associate member
- Professional affiliate (no APA membership)
- International affiliate
- Student affiliate
View highlights of the divisional programming at APA 2021 virtual conference in the Division 55 APA 2021 Program (PDF, 140KB).
Happy summer, 55! With over half of 2021 now behind us, this year has proven to be extremely busy for the division. Your Board of Directors has continued to meet every month to discuss the pressing issues that are relevant to clinical psychopharmacology, the RxP movement, and to the division itself.
Quick Reference to Psychiatric Medications
Developed by John Preston, PsyD, ABPP, this reference guide includes antidepressants, bipolar disorder medications, psychostimulants, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety medications, sedative/hypnotics and over-the-counter medications.
Prescribing Psychology gets a boost
Psychology Today reports on clinical psychopharmacology, also known as prescribing psychology, as a specialty in professional psychology.