AAPL membership will provide access to a range of
material, service, and other membership benefits:
The Journal of the American Academy of
Psychiatry and the Law, published quarterly,
contains scholarly articles dealing with the
theory and practice of forensic psychiatry and
The AAPL Newsletter contains a rich
selection of articles, reviews of recent
legal-psychiatric cases, an update on key
legislative issues, summaries of major forensic
psychiatry conferences, and bibliographies of
current readings in forensic psychiatry.
The AAPL Web site will provide a link to
your personal Web page.
AAPL's annual meeting offers up to 25
continuing medical education credits to
The AAPL Learning Resource Center provides
members with teaching materials such as
audio-and videotapes and course outlines.
Regional AAPL chapters have been formed to
serve the needs of local members and to sponsor
local educational activities.
The AAPL Educational Endowment Fund supports
several activities, including travel expenses
for Rappeport Fellow (PGY-4 Psychiatry
residents) to attend AAPL meetings.
AAPL has been instrumental in obtaining
approval from the American Psychiatric
Association for recognition of forensic
psychiatry and a subspeciality.
Psychiatrists who have an interest in psychiatry
and the law and are members of the American
Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, or an APA
equivalent Canadian or foreign organization may
join AAPL. Residents are welcome as