American Psychiatric Association

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. 

Tell Congress psychologists are NOT physicians!

Congress may consider H.R. 884 the Medicare Mental Health Access Act - legislation that would change Medicare's definition of "physician" to include psychologists. We need you to tell your U.S. Representative that psychologists are NOT physicians!

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 As Congress looks for ways to expand access to mental health services, it may consider H.R. 884, which is legislation being advocated for by the American Psychological Association, that would allow clinical psychologists to practice independently in inpatient or partial hospital settings. As actual physicians, you know that patients in those settings are among our most vulnerable. Their care requires medication management and management of comorbidities, neither of which psychologists have the medical training to do!

We need you to warn your U.S. Representative that H.R. 884 is both unnecessary and dangerous to patient safety! Write your lawmaker today!

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2020 WSPA Sponsorship Opportunities

The Washington State Psychiatric Association (WSPA) is a 600+ member organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of psychiatry through public education, and advocacy for patients and their interests. 

Due to Covid-19 our 2020 in person events have gone virtual. We understand that you may still want to support WSPA so please review our updated sponsorship opportunities.

  • Build relationships by connecting with your best clients and meet promising new prospects
  • Showcase your information, programs, products, and services
  • Garner goodwill among your target audience by supporting their personal growth and the advancement of their profession
  • And more! 
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The Mission of the WSPA

To 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.


Benefits of Membership


The Latest Research and Clinical Studies

Resources for You and Your Practice

Networking and Professional Development

Lifelong Learning and Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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