Arizona Psychiatric Society thanks its corporate sponsors for supporting behavioral health education and programs in our community.

Thank you for joining us at the Arizona Psychiatric Society 2017 Annual Meeting, "Mind Matters," in conjunction with the Arizona Chapter of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, held on May 6, 2017 at the the Marriott at The Buttes Resort, Tempe.  Please visit 2018 Annual Meeting for information about the upcoming Annual Meeting.  

The Meeting Agenda is provided here for your information. Visit the APS 2017 Meeting Packet page to download presentations, additional reference articles, and the Meeting Program.  If you have any questions regarding logging in, completing the electronic evaluation, or receiving your CME Certificate, please contact  

This full-day educational meeting targeted to psychiatrists and other behavioral health professionals, begins at 7 am with hosted continental breakfast, and 8 am for education. Speakers include Dr. Melanie S. Harned, from the University of Washington Behavioral Health & Therapy Clinics, with an Overview of DBT and Integrating Treatment for PTSD onto Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder; Dr. David Shprecher on Pediatric Movement Disorders; hosted Lunch, APS Business Meeting and Awards; Legislative presentations from APS Lobbyist Joseph F. Abate, Esq. and on physician leadership and advocacy by Arizona Representative Heather Carter; Neurotherapeutics: TMS and ECT presented by Dr. Katharine N. Woods; and a two-part presentation by world-renown psychopharmacologist, Dr. Sheldon Preskorn, on The Organ of the Self: Neurobiology and Psychiatry (a two-part presentation, which, among other things, explains our current understanding of the brain and how its dysfunction leads to psychiatric illnesses and how treatment from psychotherapy to psychopharmacotherapy to other somatic interventions (e.g., deep brain stimulation) alone and in combination aids the restitution of function thus ameliorating these illnesses). 
At the conclusion, the attendee should be able to:
a. Apply current principles of psychiatry and identify practicable interventions in one or more of the practice focus topics addressed in the Annual Meeting. 
b. Effectively and efficiently manage psychiatric conditions presented through updates in standards of care.
d. Learn new techniques, both pharmacological and psychosocial, and apply them towards the improvement of patient care. 
e. Keep abreast of current and new issues with in-depth presentations by authorities in these fields.
Member Psychiatric physicians, non-member psychiatric physicians, physicians of other specialties, and other behavioral health professionals.
Thank you to our Premium Sponsors for their support of the Arizona Psychiatric Society:

American Professional Agency, Inc.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies

Of Johnson & Johnson


Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS)



Thank you to our Exhibitors for their support of the Arizona Psychiatric Society 2017 Annual Meeting:  

Alkermes, Inc.


AlfaSigma USA, Inc.

Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Aurora Behavioral Health System

Banner Behavioral Health Corporation

Gateway Institute of Addiction Medicine and Rehabilitation/

KureFusion Ketamine Infusion Clinic


Lifewell Behavioral Wellness

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

NEOS Therapeutics

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Redemption Psychiatry

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. & Lundbeck

For information about exhibitorship or sponsorship opportunities for future meetings, please e-mail