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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The American Academy of Clinical Psychology is an independent membership association supporting board certification in the area of clinical psychology. The Academy is not affiliated with any other organization including the American Board of Professional Psychology.

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