American College of Psychiatrists

The American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) is a non-profit organization located in Chicago, Illinois. Originally founded on May 8, 1963, ACP focuses on promoting the highest standards in education, research, and clinical practice in psychiatry. The organization is run by a Board of Regents comprised of six officers and nine Board Members.

Fast Facts:

  • Originally founded in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Membership is limited to 750 psychiatrists who are currently practicing who have received national recognition for their outstanding attributes in the field of psychiatry.
  • Potential members are nominated by fellows or members.
  • Three annual meetings are held every year; each member is required to attend at least one. Emeritus status is reached at age 70.