Mission & Goals

ASCP Mission Statement

The mission of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology is to advance the science and practice of clinical psychopharmacology.


ASCP Goals

In education


to provide continuing education, e.g., reviews, updates, presentation of new findings, for practicing psychopharmacologists;


to encourage interest in and support training in psychopharmacology for medical students, psychiatric residents and fellows;


In research


to encourage clinically relevant research in psychopharmacology and the rapid dissemination of new findings;


to facilitate exchange of information among senior psychopharmacologists and other investigators in the field and the exchange of information and discussion between investigators and practitioners of psychopharmacology;


to stimulate and encourage young investigators interested in psychopharmacology;


In other professional areas


to establish liaisons with, and complement the efforts of, other related professional organizations, e.g., APA, ACNP, Biological Psychiatry;


In nonprofessional areas


to develop constructive relationships with mental health advocacy groups; and


to advocate public policies which promote clinical research of psychiatric disorders and the delivery of high quality patient care.