Psychiatry Organizations (Updated 2021)

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The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is the professional membership organization for learning and sharing about the art and science of Addiction Psychiatry research and clinical treatment.


American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

The AACAP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 8,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.

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American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Programs

To better meet the nation’s mental healthcare needs, the mission of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training is to promote excellence in the education and training of future psychiatrists.

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American Association of Psychiatric Administrators

The American Association of Psychiatric Administrators (AAPA), established in 1961, is the premiere educational, networking, and support resource for psychiatrists interested in administration and management.

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American Medical Association

The AMA believes there is a national imperative to improve the health of the nation.  And we believe physician leadership is critical to the successful evolution of health care in a patient-focused delivery system.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.


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American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry

The American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry (ASHP) fosters multidisciplinary collaborations in mental health treatment with a particular focus on Latino Populations. Members are psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health workers.

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Association of WomenPsychiatrists

A Voice for Women in Psychiatry


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The International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) is a non-governmental organization that advocates for the promotion of mental health and development of children and adolescents through policy, practice and research.



International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP)

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The Partnership for Male Youth

The mission of the Partnership is to identify and address the unique and unmet health care needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) males. It is the only national organization that has this as its sole mission. The mission of the Partnership is accomplished through six principle endeavors:

  • Research to identify 1) the unique, unmet health care needs of adolescent and young adult (AYA) males; and 2) efforts that have been made or are underway to address those needs;
  • Coalition building through engagement of Partner organizations and others;
  • Identification of actual and potential venues for the delivery of health care to AYA males;
  • Training and resource development for health care providers in those venues;
  • Engagement of AYA males in their own health care; and
  • Public awareness and advocacy.