Since 1978 AAGP has been working to improve the lives of our members’ patients, their families, train the next generation of geriatric mental health clinicians, and advance the research agenda for the mental health of older people. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a membership association of more than 1,000 geriatric psychiatrists and other health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad, dedicated to the mental well-being of older adults.

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Please complete the contact form and let us know how we can help. Our goal is to respond to your inquiry within two business days. For general inquiries, contact AAGP at, or call (703) 718-6026.



We are the community of geriatric psychiatrists, health professionals, scientists, and advocates committed to improving mental health care and wellness in aging adults.

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Optimal mental health and wellness for all aging adults.

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AAGP Leadership & Staff

Meet our team of dedicated professionals.

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Committees, Caucuses, and Special Interest Groups

All members are invited to join AAGP’s core committees, caucuses, and interest groups. Please use the links below to subscribe to the email discussion lists. Once subscribed, you can control your settings on each list by following the instructions in the welcome message sent to you by the listserv.

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AAGP Membership

For more than 40 years members of the geriatric mental health community have relied on AAGP as the key driver for progress for elderly mental health care. Whether you want to advance your career, engage the research community, or shape how science and society treat the elderly, AAGP has the right resources to help you. Become a member today!

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Get Involved

AAGP invites members to get involved and seek leadership positions on committees and on the Board of Directors. The organization needs a continual infusion of active volunteers and leaders in order to grow and prosper. Take this opportunity to shape the future of your association.


Apply for AAGP’s Awards Today! The awards are about recognizing best practice and exceptional achievement, and sharing the knowledge and experience in their community. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning clinicians, scientists, scholars, changemakers and leaders.

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In 1978, as interest in mental health and the process of aging grew, and older adults were increasing in number and as a percentage of the U.S. population, a small group of visionaries met to discuss late-life mental health needs and the field of geriatric psychiatry. From this meeting, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) was born. Learn about the history of the organization and the change agents who made history.

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Corporate Advisory Council

The AAGP Corporate Advisory Council provides a unique forum for leaders of the Association, Foundation, and industry to discuss the issues impacting older adults with mental illnesses and health care professionals in the field of geriatric psychiatry.