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.