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

APA 2021

View highlights of the divisional programming at APA 2021 virtual conference in the Division 55 APA 2021 Program (PDF, 140KB).

President’s message

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.