Applications must be received by September 1, 2022 to be reviewed at the annual board meeting.

Full Membership and permission to present papers at meetings are limited to established psychopathologists. Criteria for full membership in the society include 1) a doctoral degree, 2) recommendations from two current members, and 3) a credible record of publication in areas of relevance to psychopathology, including two papers of which the applicant is lead or senior author, in refereed journals.

Associate Membership is available for 1) students in recognized academic graduate programs who are actively studying psychopathology; or 2) individuals with a Bachelor’s degree who are currently occupied in a paid or unpaid position focused on psychopathology research. In addition to meeting one of these two criteria, an application for Associate membership must be sponsored by a current full member of SRP. Associate members will receive all membership mailings and are encouraged to attend the annual meetings. Meeting presentations are limited to posters sponsored by a full member.

Membership Application

To apply for SRP Membership, please click the “Membership Application” button above and create an account or login.  You will then be directed to the Membership Application dashboard where you will be asked to select your Membership Type and upload the required information, including sponsor information, CV and two papers (for Full Member applicants).  Once you finish your application, please click the appropriate “Submit” button, contact your sponsor(s) and request that a brief letter of endorsement be sent to the Chair of the Membership Committee, Pearl Chiu, Ph.D. via email ( It is your responsibility to contact your recommenders and ensure that they submit an endorsement. Applications without endorsements will be considered incomplete.

Membership applications can be submitted throughout the year. However, the board will only review applications once a year at the annual meeting. Dues will be payable after the board has reviewed (and approved) your application.

Note: You should receive an email confirmation of your membership application submission.  If you encounter any difficulties or do not receive a confirmation email shortly after submission (including checking your spam folder) please contact Pearl Chiu at