The Washington State Psychiatric Association is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, the largest Psychiatric organization in the world. WSPA is a professional, non-profit corporation serving more than 500 psychiatrists in the state of Washington. WSPA advocates on behalf of members and their patients, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and educates the public on mental health issues.
The Mission of the WSPATo promote public understanding of psychiatry through public education, and advocacy for patients and their interests.
To provide a professional group identity among all psychiatrists in Washington State by promoting peer support and collegiality.
To promote professionalism in the practice of psychiatry by providing continuing professional education, reviewing members' professional qualifications, and reviewing ethical concerns.
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Lifelong Learning and Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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APA has created a webpage that outlines its role in MOC and the actions taken, and creates an opportunity to provide feedback.
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