MPS Membership

Membership

Join Today!

Membership in the APA and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (MPS) continues to be an essential and invaluable tool of your professional life.  As you know, MPS provides exceptional assistance to nearly 1,600 psychiatric physicians in the Commonwealth by providing leadership in advocating for our patients and our profession, and in organizing and delivering the educational services and programs you really need.  You’ve already invested greatly in your career. Take the next step and join today, go to the American Psychiatric Association Application Page and select the appropriate application form.

Contact – APA Membership Coordinator Sheneka Wilkins- Phone # (202) 559-3066 with your questions about membership with APA/MPS

Contact Mayuri Patel with your questions about membership with MPS.

 MPS Member Benefits

  • Personal attention and assistance from the MPS staff.
  • Two hours of free telephone legal consultation with Jim Hilliard and his colleagues for advice concerning risk avoidance, risk management, medical malpractice and practice questions per year
  • Reduced fee for MPS CME activities, the annual meeting and access to online CME
  • Monthly Newsletter, updates and “Members Only” website access 

Here are some of the ways MPS is working for you:

  • We provide you with a voice with state regulators and policy makers, such as the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Department of Insurance, the legislature, and the Governor’s office
  • We deliver testimony before the Legislature on budget, scope of practice issues, parity, health care reform and access to care
  • We represent you in the medical/mental health community with the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Mental Health Coalition, NAMI, Parent and Professional Advocacy League (PPAL), the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, and the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention
  • We provide CME opportunities, Risk Management credit opportunities, with member discounts
  • We provide networking opportunities within our many working committees and interest groups representing our diverse community of physicians
  • We offer opportunities to connect with psychiatrists across the state utilizing teleconferencing and videoconferencing in addition to our in-person meetings
  • We have a Retirement Discussion Interest Group helping our members navigate the process – received an Honorable Mention APA Best Practice Award - 2017
  • We have an Early Career Psychiatry (ECP) interest group recently formed, to provide guidance, camaraderie, and to strengthen involvement of members early in their careers