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Welcome to the Membership Application Process for SDBP

The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics was founded in 1982 to improve the health care of infants, children, and adolescents by promoting research and teaching in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. The goals of the Society are:

  • To become the organizational home for professionals engaged in interdisciplinary approaches to developmental-behavioral health.
  • To form strategic alliances with organizations to promote developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
  • To design, produce, and disseminate high-quality interdisciplinary education in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
  • To secure the resources to preserve and enable implementation of the strategic plan.
  • To promote and disseminate research in developmental-behavioral health.
  • To promote high quality interdisciplinary clinical services, including evidence-based practice, financial viability of DBPediatric practice, and work force development.

Please begin by selecting the type of membership you would like to apply for. You can apply online or print out an application and mail/fax it to SDBP. For Dues and Benefits, click here.

Regular Membership Application
Regular membership in the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is open to all professionals committed to scientific inquiry, teaching, and/or clinical excellence in developmental and behavioral pediatrics as it affects the health care of infants, children, and adolescents....More Information.

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Associate Membership Application
Associate membership is available to any applicant currently enrolled in a master's degree or above or post-graduate training program in the developmental-behavioral field. It is also available to any applicant who has completed such training within the previous two years....More Information.

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Non-Doctorate Membership Application
Non-Doctorate members are professionals generally with a Masters Degree in a discipline related to the goals and objectives of the organization who participate actively in scientific inquiry, teaching, and/or clinical service in developmental -behavioral pediatric health as it affects the health of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Applications for Associate Membership in the Non-Doctorate category should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and one reference. It is recommended that the reference be a current SDBP member.

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Developing World Professional Application
Developing World Professionals are professionals committed to scientific inquiry, teaching, and/or clinical excellence in developmental-behavioral pediatric healthcare as it affects the health of infants, children, adolescents and their families from a developing country, as listed in the Policies and Procedures of the organization. Applications for Associate Membership in the Developing World category should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, one reference, and evidence of residence in a developing country. It is recommended that the reference be a current SDBP member. (Please see http://www.who.int/hinari/eligibility/en/ for a list of eligible countries. Developing World Professionals are defined as listed in Group A and Group B.)

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Emeritus Membership
A member with at least eight (8) years of active membership may be granted Emeritus Status after age 70. An Emeritus Member does not have the right to vote or hold elected office and is released from the responsibility of paying dues. However, any fees, such as the subscription to the Society's Principal Publication, which are included in the dues, must be paid in order to continue to receive the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Such status is granted by sending a request to the Secretary-Treasurer - please email request to info@sdbp.org.

If you have any questions, please call the SDBP office at 703-556-9222 and ask for SDBP Member Services, or send an email to info@sdbp.org.