MEMBERSHIP

Uniting and strengthening the voice of Texas psychiatry.

A major mission of the Federation of Texas Psychiatry is to encourage psychiatrists in Texas to be members of organized psychiatry. Involvement in organized psychiatry affords psychiatrists to be part of organizations advocating for the highest quality of psychiatric care for patients in Texas. Membership in organized psychiatry also strengthens psychiatry’s influence in policy-making in the Texas Legislature and state regulatory agencies.

In pursuit of the mission of uniting and strengthening the voice of Texas psychiatry, the Federation encourages psychiatrists to be members of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and/or the Texas Academy of Psychiatry, and/or the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS

The TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS has been the District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association since 1956 and will continue to serve Texas psychiatrists as their representative with the national organization. As a District Branch of the APA, TSPP adheres to the policies and procedures of the national organization, including the requirement of dual membership. Within this structure, psychiatrists must be members of both APA and a District Branch to maintain membership in either. As members of TSPP, psychiatrists will be afforded the membership benefits of both APA and TSPP. For an application for TSPP membership, please contact the APA by clicking here. You may also contact the TSPP at TSPPofc@aol.com.

 

TSPP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ANNUAL DUES:

Resident-Fellow Member ($50) – shall be physicians who have been accepted into an approved psychiatric residency training program. Resident-Fellow status shall not exceed six years, and upon completion of approved residency training, Resident-Fellows shall be advanced to General Membership.

General Members ($395) – shall be physicians who have completed acceptable training and who have either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.

Associate Members ($395) – shall be physicians who have completed at least one year of acceptable full-time training or experience in psychiatry, and who have been granted Associate Membership status by December 1989, but are not eligible for Membership-in-Training or General Membership categories. Associate Members must either have a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.

Fellows ($395) – shall have been General Members for at least eight years and shall have made a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry. Fellows must have either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or government position that does not require licensure. At its discretion the APA Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of the APA Membership Committee, may waive the requirement for eight years as a General Member. The criteria and procedures for selection and nomination of General Members for Fellowship shall be established by the APA Board of Trustees and the APA Membership Committee and shall apply uniformly for all District Branches of the APA.

Distinguished Fellows ($395) – shall be physicians who have made significant contributions to psychiatry or related fields.

Honorary Fellows ($395) – shall be persons other than physicians who have rendered signal service in the promotion or mental health and psychiatry.

Life Status (Reduction of Dues by 1/3 for 5 years, then by 2/3 for 5 years, then Dues exempt) – Life Associate Members, Life Members, Life Fellows and Distinguished Life Fellows shall be those in their respective categories whose years of active membership in the APA plus age at the start of the fiscal year shall equal 95.

Inactive Members are members of any membership category who are excused from paying dues by the Executive Council. Inactive members shall not receive credit toward the number of years of active membership required for Life status for years of inactive status.

TEXAS ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY

The TEXAS ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY was formed in 2004 to provide additional membership options for Texas psychiatrists. Texas psychiatrists may become members of the Academy without the mandated dual membership requirement of APA/TSPP. Academy members will receive benefits comparable to those offered by TSPP, except for APA benefits. The Academy and TSPP are independent organizations, with their own respective governing bodies. For a copy of the Academy membership application form, click here.

 

ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ANNUAL DUES:

Member-in-Training ($50) – Member-in-Training members shall be physicians who have been accepted into an approved psychiatric residency training program. Member-in-Training status shall not exceed six years, and upon completion of approved residency training, Member-in-Training members shall be advanced to General Member.

General Member ($395) – General Members shall be physicians who have completed acceptable training and who have either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.

Fellow ($395) – Fellows shall have been General Members for at least eight years and shall have made a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry. Fellows must have either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or government position that does not require licensure. Applicants for membership who have been designated as Fellow or Distinguished Fellow in other professional psychiatric associations may be granted the recognition as Fellow in the Academy upon enrollment. The criteria and procedures for selection and nomination of General Members for Fellowship shall be established by the Board of Trustees.

Retired ($150) – Retired Members are members of who have fully retired from active practice.

Associate ($25) – Associate Members are members who are members in good standing in the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians who apply for membership in the Academy. Associate Members must have either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or government position that does not require licensure.

TEXAS SOCIETY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

The Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (TSCAP), a Regional Council of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was founded in October 1966 and Incorporated in 1967 as a nonprofit organization. The society is dedicated to the care and treatment of mental illness specializing in children and adolescents.

TSCAP is governed by its Executive Committee, elected by the membership. Currently, there are 500 plus trained and licensed psychiatric physician (MD/DO) members.

The objectives of TSCAP are as follows:
A. to provide a forum for the discussion of subjects related to normal growth and development and normal emotional needs of children and adolescents.
B. to provide a forum for discussion of subjects related to pathological states of children and adolescents.
C. to provide the means for the exchange of ideas, relative to the resources and needs of this state and region.
D. to provide a discussion group for the advancement of child and adolescent psychiatry.
E. to promote those professions and fields allied to child and adolescent psychiatry which endeavor to meet the emotional needs of children and adolescents.
F. to provide information, opinion, and research capacity, to advocate for the maintenance of established resources, and to promote the establishment of practices which contribute to the mental health of children and adolescents.
G. to facilitate communication with other organizations of child and adolescent psychiatrists.

For an application for membership in TSCAP and AACAP, please contact AACAP by clicking here or contact email:tscapofc@aol.com

TSCAP MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ANNUAL DUES:

General Member ($175)

Distinguished Fellow ($175)

Fellow ($175)

General Residents ($0)

Trainees ($0)