About Div. 55

American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy

The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy (ASAP), Div. 55 of the American Psychological Association, was created to enhance psychological treatments combined with psychopharmacological medications.

  • The division promotes the public interest by working for the establishment of high quality statutory and regulatory standards for psychological care.
  • Div. 55 encourages the collaborative practice of psychological and pharmacological treatments with other health professions.
  • The division seeks funding for training in psychopharmacology and pharmacotherapy from private and public sources such as federal Graduate Medical Education programs.
  • Div. 55 facilitates increased access to improved mental health services in federal and state demonstration projects using psychologists trained in psychopharmacology.
Last updated: August 2020Date created: March 2015