About the Arizona Psychiatric Society
why belonging to your progressional organization is important
- APS is a strong voice in Arizona Legislature and at the state regulatory agencies - advocating for the profession and our patients.
- APS provides representation of psychiatry at the Arizona Medical Association.
- APS participates and provides leadership in coalitions with other mental health professionals, patient, and family groups in advocating for access to quality care, ending stigma and discrimination against patients and psychiatric treatments.
- Coalitions that APS participates in include the Interprofessional Behavioral Health Association of Arizona, the Arizona Coalition for Insurance Parity, and the Arizona Healthcare Advocacy Coalition. APS offers quality CME programs through scientific meetings.
- APS represents Arizona psychiatrists in matters before the American Psychiatric Association
- APS provides its members with the opportunity to have input and participation through committees positions of leadership. APS is your advocate and your representative in these challenging times. Without a strong and unified organization, who else will advocate for the interests of psychiatry?
ARIZONA PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY 2023-2024 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
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Celebrating our members
He was first drawn to the field of psychiatry during his years in medical school as he found the psychiatric subject matter and the patients to be the most engaging and interesting of all his studies. He quickly came to realize that without a healthy mind, one is unable to thoroughly experience life constructive way. He wanted to be the person to help those struggling with mental illness as he found these cases and experiences to be the most rewarding in medicine.
Dr. Crookham said he has been lucky enough to have been matched at a great psychiatric residency program where he gets to learn from great mentors and colleagues every day. He believes his passion for psychiatry along with the relationships he's developed with his colleagues and mentors will carry him to be a lifelong learner and devoted psychiatrist for his future patients.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver in French and Biology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.
She is currently a chief resident at UACOM-Tucson in her final year of psychiatry training and will be starting a fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson in July.
Her professional interests include physician mental health, adult consult liaison and addiction psychiatry.
In her personal time, she enjoys home design projects, spending time with family, learning about plants, and exploring new places.
Danny is originally from Phoenix. Graduated from Brophy, ASU, and UA Tucson Medical School. His background is in economics, philosophy of science, and rational decision-making.
He was drawn to psychiatry because of the conceptual complexity and the profound impact even relatively simple pharmaceutical, medical, and psychotherapeutic interventions can have to empower patients and their families.
As a mentor, he wanted to recognize the many people within the Arizona Medical Community, particularly at UA Tucson, Valleywise, and within organized medicine who have worked to protect and promote medicine as a joyful, compassionate, and healing experience for patients and for all of us who help care for them.