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

Our thanks to those who attended the Arizona Psychiatric Society 2018 Annual Meeting, "Psychiatric Update 2018," in conjunction with the Arizona Chapter of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, to be held on April 14, 2018 at the Wild Horse Pass Conference Center, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, Arizona. 

The Meeting Agenda is provided here for your continued reference.  Visit the 2018 Meeting Packet page for the electronic versions of the presentations.  

If you would like additional information on participating as a premium sponsor or exhibitor for future events of the Arizona Psychiatric Society, 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 2018 Annual Meeting:

Alkermes, Inc.

U. S. Army Healthcare Recruiting

Assurex Health, GeneSight

Aurora Behavioral Health System

Banner Behavioral Health Corporation

Galen US, Inc.

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Redemption Psychiatry

Sierra Tucson

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

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

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