Promoting the welfare of those with mental illness
and fostering principles of psychiatry.
Arizona Psychiatric Society: Professional Organization for Psychiatry in Arizona
The Arizona Psychiatric Society (APS) is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, a medical specialty society recognized worldwide. The objectives of the Arizona Psychiatric Society are to continuously improve the ability of its members to provide quality psychiatric services and access to care to persons in need and their families. The Society strives to promote the welfare of all those with mental illness and to foster the medically-based principles of psychiatry.
APS is the professional association in the state of Arizona that focuses exclusively on the needs of physicians who specialize in psychiatry. APS addresses all aspects of psychiatric care and includes public, academic and private practice psychiatrists, as well as psychiatric residents. Take the important step to protecting your profession and advocating for psychiatry and your patients and join or renew today.
A Welcome from Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, President 2020-2021
. . . .2020 has been a memorable year given its many challenges. As we have three months left in this year, there are many other challenges that appear to be on the horizon for us and our patients. Who knows what 2021 will hold. We hope for there to be reduction in chaos and hopelessness related to the pandemic, and yet there is no way to know the future. What we know, however, is that we are going to work as hard as we can for both our members and our patients. There have been many wins for us as an organization, not the least of which is the passage of the Mental Health Omnibus earlier this year. We will have to do everything we can to make sure that that legislation becomes an enforceable reality.
Thank you for being involved, for contributing, and for trusting us to advocate for you and our profession. As your incoming President, I hope to continue to move forward the agenda that you developed in our recent strategic planning meeting, and, as your President, I want to make a humble request for you to reach out with your ideas, your creativity, your passion, and your support. Because when we reach out through the Arizona Psychiatric Society, or in our communities, we can make our resilience and commitment stronger. Let us continue to share our calling, our challenges, and our successes together. I look forward to hearing from you.
"Leadership continues the ever important work on advocating for the needs of psychiatry and our patients through COVID-19 and beyond, with outreach on mental health response, advocacy with key Arizona leaders for protecting and preserving your ability to provide psychiatric care and for guidance on critical issues like mental health and substance use parity and health disparities. Our membership has strongly supported these efforts which have resulted in several wins for psychiatrists. For example, we were key participants in passing parity legislation earlier this year. Our continued success depends on strong membership, and we encourage you to consider joining us as members. We also welcome your ideas and suggestions that would make our organization more appealing and beneficial to you and would love to hear from you. ."
Don J. Fowls, MD, Past President and Legislative Chair, Arizona Psychiatric Society, 2020-2021
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