Quarterly Newsletters of the Society, edited by rotating Guest Editors, feature updates on the outreach and member activities of the Society, highlight the achievements and publications of members, provide resources relevant to psychiatry, feature original content, and inform members on community partners and issues relevant to psychiatry.
Dr. Chhatwal, President of the Arizona Psychiatric Society, contributes a message for finding joy in the holiday season.
provides updates on physician and health care provider resources and mental health support and peer coaching (including the Virtual Doctor's Lounge program) through COVID-19, vaccination protocols and promoting awareness, events, reports, and updates on timely issues, as detailed in the following:
President's Message - Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD
Membership Renewal Due December 31st
Thanking Exhibitors; Exhibitor Drawing Winners
Ad: American Professional Agency, Inc.
Ad: Professional Risk Management Services (PRMS)
Ad: Janssen Neuroscience
Other 2020 Exhibitors: Sierra Tucson, Banner Behavioral Health, Cottonwood Tucson
Thank You For Responding to Risk Management Education Survey--Events To Come 2021
Register Today: "How To Get Help For Your Patient Who Doesn't Want It"
A Note From Disaster Response: Encouraging Physicians to Seek Support
Updates and Resources on Vaccination from the Arizona Medical Association; #VaxUpAZ
AZ Integrative, Geriatric, and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowships - Invitation to Apply
RFM Opportunities: APA and APAF Fellowship Applications Open
Private Practice Opportunity inTucson
APA Assembly: Reports from November APA Assembly; Anti-Racism Task Force Update; Free CME on Racial Disparities
Advocacy Updates: Arizona Parity News; APA Information Blocking Webinar Recording
Addressing Opioid Epidemic: Invitation to AMNet: Addiction Medicine Practice-Based Research Network (Intro Session 12-18)
Events: Phoenix Friends of C. G. Jung Series
Inviting Members to Contribute to Leadership; Submit Self-Interest Form
APA Election Spotlight: Meet the Candidates for APA Secretary; Link to Voting Info
In Memorial 2019-2020
Maya Heck, MD, Guest Editor, at the Rim of the Grand Canyon
celebrates the 2020 Annual Meeting and provides other timely updates on the advocacy and work of Society members and the community. In this issue are the following:
Guest Editor Welcome - Maya Heck, MD
Incoming President's Message and Invitation - Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD
Job Posting - Psychiatrist: Cope Community Services (Advertisement)
2020 Annual Meeting - In Case You Missed It (Recordings Available)
Forensic Asylum Evaluation Training (Free/Space Limited to First 100)
Thanking Exhibitors and $50 Drawing - A Click Away
Member Survey on Risk Management Education--Tell Us Your Priority Needs
2020 Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Psychiatry
Yukari Kawamoto, MD Memorial Poster Session Results
Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship - Invitation to Apply
Peers Published: Dr. Jordan Karp, Dr. Wallace Mendelsohn
Dismantling Racism and Health Disparities Events
Virtual Doctor's Lounge - Free Peer Support for Physicians
Advocacy Updates: No on 207, Protecting Veterans, Phase 3 Provider Relief, and More
Arizona Events: Grand Rounds, Billing for Telehealth in 2020 & Beyond; Handling COVID Stress During This Holiday Season; AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk; Frames of Mind Film Event; Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body, and Related Dementias
Managing Election Stress--Be Sure TO VOTE
2019-2020 Executive Officers; Presidential Service Award to Dr. Don Fowls
2020-2021 Executive Officers
Gurjot Marwah, MD, Guest Edtior, with Martin Kassell, MD
celebrates the work, accomplishments, and resiliency of our 2020 residency program and fellowship program graduates and the connection that comes from membership and mentoring as modeled by Dr. Martin Kassell and reflected upon by Guest Editor, Dr. Gurjot Marwah. Arizona Psychiatric Society President Dr. Don Fowls shares an overview of the exciting Agenda ahead for the October 2-3, 2020 Annual Meeting and invites all to attend and contribute their voice to psychiatry. There are timely updates on parity, peers recently published, job board postings and practice opportunities in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson; news from our sponsors, report from the Women's Tea and article on women's mental health (flexibility and resilience) from Dr. Patricia Westmoreland of the Colorado Psychiatric Society, video from acceptance of the Arizona Medical Association Distinguished Service Award recipient Banner-University Medicine Whole Health Clinic, and a call to contribute to opioid education planning and social media outreach. Great congratulations to our graduating residents and fellows and welcome to the practice of psychiatry!
is built around the topic of integrative psychiatry and includes: Guest Editor introduction to the importance of whole health strategies in psychiatry from Dr. Maya Heck; collaborative article on "Providing Holistic Care that Meets Patient Needs and Educating Next-Generation Psychiatrists," from the Banner University of Arizona Integrative Psychiatry Clinic authors Dr. Sneha Venkatraman, Dr. Noshene Ranjbar, and Dr. Amelia Villagomez; member profile from Dr. Meeta Mehta, integrative psychiatry fellow for the 2020-2021 program year; celebrating the election of Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal to the position of ECP Representative to the APA Assembly; COVID-19 mental health resources and updates, including introduction of the collaborative Behavioral Health Arizona YouTube resources promoting self-care and mental health awareness and de-stigmatization to the public; highlighting 2-1-1 and Crisis Response Network resources; APA Advocacy and action alert; updates to the APA COVID-19 Information Hub; the legislative summary for the Arizona legislature spring session, detailing legislation supported by APS and including information on Jake's Law, COVID-19 responses and Executive Orders, and plans for special session; Report from the APA Annual Meeting Assembly; update on the ArMA House of Delegates and the Society's mental health parity resolution; Step Up Arizona update and June coalition meeting information; Peers published series on culture, trauma, diversity, equity, and inclusion in psychiatry from Drs. Moreno, Ranjbar, and Chhatwal, et al.; information on available CME and upcoming MHA of Arizona SEEDS Conference; and update on the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society moved to October 3, 2020 virtual platform, together with resources and updates from premium annual sponsors.
As reported in Psychiatric News, the Arizona Psychiatric Society, through advocacy, education, and outreach, supported a successful omnibus bill that not only requires insurers in the state to comply with the federal mental health parity law, but also improves data collection and expands access to mental health care for children.
The legislation, known as Jake’s Law, addresses a critical need for mental health care in Arizona.
features suicide prevention with a Guest Editor insight from Dr. Yazhini Srivasthsal on physician suicide and Arizona Governor's initiative for suicide prevention and community spotlights on parent-formed advocacy nonprofits The JEM Foundation, advocating for access to care through commercial insurance parity, and Kid in the Corner, working to break the barriers of stigma and combat social isolation in teens; also included, Member Dr. Gagandeep Singh shares his journey through medical college, training, and practice, his philosophy on psychiatry and value-based care; a tribute article honoring the life of Dr. Yukari Kawamoto is penned by Dr. Lexi Erickson, and the 2020 Poster Session is named in honor of Dr. Kawamoto; Mental Health America Arizona shares their special edition Newsletter (Deeper Dive on Parity); members are invited to self-nominate or express interest in Committee service and are called to submit an abstract for the 2020 Annual Meeting; timely information, including November Assembly Report, upcoming CME and local events, including the 2020 NAMI Arizona Annual Meeting; and Dr. Reesal concludes his ECP Lifestyle series with a segment on beating loneliness and staying connected.